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Assault rifles, marijuana plants found in Nashville home

Posted June 25, 2015 10:39 p.m. EDT

— A 54-year-old Nashville man faces drug charges after 10 six-feet-tall marijuana plants were found growing inside a pool at his residence, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said.

Michael Burton Randolph, of the 5800 block of Red Road, is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver marijuana; felony possession of marijuana; maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Randolph received a $7,000 bond.

The marijuana plants held a street value of $28,800, said the sheriff’s office, adding that a tip led deputies to the home.

Deputies also found 25 long guns and handguns, six assault rifles with 25-30 round magazine capacity, long range scopes, a .44 magnum handgun with a scope and approximately 5,000 round of ammunition.

“There is no problem with citizens owning weapons, however, when narcotics are involved it becomes a recipe for disaster,” said Lt. Todd Wells with the sheriff’s office.