DEPUTY MAKES MAJOR DRUG ARREST
Major Drug Arrest
September 24, 2004, Deputy Brian Blankenship went to the 1700 block of Acorn
Drive in Franklin to serve an arrest warrant. When he knocked on the door to the
home, no one answered, but he could see people scurrying around inside. As he
looked through a window, he watched a male run into the restroom of the home and
begin throwing items into the toilet. The man then crawled out of the restroom
and defied orders to come to the door. Moments later, a woman came to the door
and identified herself as the homeowner: a 45-year old white female of Franklin.
As Deputy Blankenship spoke with the suspect, two males fled out the back door to the
residence. Multiple officers from the Franklin Police Department responded to
the area to search for the suspects. Sgt. Eric Cox and Deputy Brian Blankenship
stayed with the homeowner and continued the investigation.
Blankenship searched the home and found a plateful of cocaine sitting in front
of the toilet on the floor where one of the male suspects was sitting. Deputy
Kerry Hamilton and his canine partner Robbie assisted with the search of the
home and property. Inside the freezer in the kitchen was three bags of
marijuana. In the trunk of a car parked in the garage, Deputies located an
electronic scale, two large bags of marijuana, and three pill bottles with
various assorted pills packaged for sale.
Sheriff's Deputies located 2.5 pounds of marijuana, and more than an ounce of
cocaine. The homeowner was charged with Possession of Marijuana Over 30 grams
(Class D Felony), Possession of Cocaine Over 3 grams (Class C Felony), Dealing
in Schedule 3 Controlled Substance (Class C Felony), Dealing in Schedule 4
Controlled Substance (Class C Felony), Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Class D
Felony), and Possession of a Legend Drug (Class D Felony). She was held in the
Johnson County Jail on $69,000 bond. This case is still under investigation and
more arrests will be made in the future.
Sheriff's Office wishes to thank all Franklin Police Officers who assisted in
this case: Sgt. Jones, Officer Hoeing, Officer Summers, and Officer Harke. A job
well done to the Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies who assisted Deputy
Blankenship: Sgt. Eric Cox, Deputy Kerry Hamilton and his canine partner Robbie,
Deputy Andy Fisher, and Reserve Deputy James Neal.
Fighting the war against Drugs, your
Johnson County Sheriff's Office