Panic alarm call leads to pot bust

Monday, September 14, 2009 at 7:16pm
Staff reports

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.

10 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 9/15/09 at 4:22

This woman is so screwd. How dumb are these drug dealers? 28 pounds? But, how does a car "Panic" alarm call Police? She'll get 10-15, serve 4.

By: house_of_pain on 9/15/09 at 6:03

28 pounds of Mary Jane: $48,000
9MM pistol: $450
Leaving a device that summons police where you kids can reach it: Priceless

By: house_of_pain on 9/15/09 at 6:04

s/h/b your

By: Kosh III on 9/15/09 at 6:11

It doesn't say it was a car "panic" alarm. It would probably a home alarm system with a keyfob that has a panic button.

You know d7, reefer does cause problems with reading comprehension. Not accusing you of anything, just saying.........

By: sidneyames on 9/15/09 at 7:32

Hopefully she won't get her kid(s) back; she doesn't deserve them. Anyone that stupid should be neutered or spayed anyway.

By: govskeptic on 9/15/09 at 7:52

So many strange stories like this come from dealers!
Her presentations of the 2 buds to police is hilarious.

By: RayRay on 9/15/09 at 9:11

Dargent7, the article did not say a "car 'panic' alarm." It said a "keychain panic alarm." Like many, we have a keychain remote that can arm/disarm and set off our home security system, which is tied to the phone line and automatically calls the police or fire dept or ambulance according to which alarm is tripped. I'm sure that's what the child was playing with.

The woman doesn't deserve children. The real tragedy is that her children probably loved her in spite of her being a complete loser and are likely heartbroken.

By: MamaG on 9/15/09 at 10:24

maybe selling dope was the only way she had to feed her kids. you people (sidneyames, rayray) who think you are so much better should walk a mile in the other person's shoes some time. then walk another mile.

By: Destiny73009 on 9/18/09 at 1:32

This girl is my cousin she is clean as a whistle!! she just made the mistake of trusting her loser BF who is the one that put that stuff in her apt. She was home very sick and her daughter who is very small got ahold of the keychain alarm system she just had installed. Now my Cousin is in a lot of trouble for this loser BF who has since dissapeared on her. So maybe you people should quit talking smack when u have no clue what the REAL story is.. don't be so quick to judge!

By: Aisling23g on 9/19/09 at 10:47

Just a quick note to let everyone know I don't really care for your negative feedback. My children are takin care of just fine and have been since the day they were born. I have put myself in a bad situation and now I am working on making it right. It does not matter how you feel because my life is still going to continue with or without your comments. It seems to me like all of you have no life anyways to be on here playing God trying to judge me. As far as the shirt.. that is a sleep in shirt I had just got out of the hospital. Not trying to explain myself to any of you assholes just trying to let the public know that I am not how it looks. If you feel like judging someone. Judge yourself because im sure half of you all have a closet full of secret's. I do appriciate everyone's concern and for everyone who had something nice to say or at least something not as negative I thank you. If you have any more rude or stupid comments I'm sure you will leave them because you have nothing else to do...