Metro Police say a child’s accidental activation of a keychain panic alarm Friday inside a home on McGavock Pike led East Precinct officers to the discovery of 28 pounds of marijuana.
Officers said they smelled a strong marijuana odor while speaking to the child’s mother, Aisling Goodwin, 25, of 1453-D McGavock Pike.
When the officers inquired about the smell, police said Goodwin retrieved a couple of marijuana buds. The patrolmen let Goodwin know they were not convinced the odor was coming from that small amount. Police say Goodwin then retrieved a one-pound bag of marijuana and told them it was all she had.
Still not convinced, the officers obtained a search warrant for the home.
They found 27 additional one-pound bags of marijuana, some in a clothes dryer and some in a bedroom closet, police said. A loaded 9-mm handgun was also found in the bedroom, along with a set of digital scales.
Goodwin is charged with felony marijuana possession in a drug free school zone (her home is within 1,000 feet of Dalewood Middle School), a Crooks with Guns violation, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police.
The Department of Children’s Services was contacted in regard to custody of her two young children.