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Investigators: Man Had Wide Variety of Drugs in his Home

By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. – A Jackson man was arrested after investigators from the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit allegedly found a wide variety of illegal substances in his home.

According to a news release, John Ashley Snider, 45, is charged with manufacture of a schedule I controlled substance, manufacture of marijuana, possession of a schedule I controlled substance with intent to sell or distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance with intent to sell or distribute, possession of salvia divinorum, possession of synthetic cannabinoids and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said they went to his home on Bridlewood Cove in north Jackson to follow up on a Crime Stoppers tip. When they arrived, Snider reportedly refused to allow them to enter the home. Officers reported observing the presence of marijuana when they initially contacted him and obtained a search warrant for the home.

During the search of the residence officers reported discovering the following drugs and items: 73-Psilocybin Mushroom plants growing in containers, approximately 1.1 pounds of harvested Psilocybin Mushrooms, approximately 6.2 of harvested Marijuana buds, approximately 5.8 ounces of Hashish, 93-Diazepam pills, 45-Alprazolam pills, 1-Oxycodone pill, approximately 2.8 ounces of Salvia Divinorum leaves, approximately 2.5 ounces of Synthetic Cannabinoids, 18-containers of different variety Marijuana seeds, 20-containers of Psilocybin Mushroom spores, a triple-beam scale, packaging materials and various growing equipment used to manufacture Marijuana and Psilocybin Mushrooms.

The amount of drugs seized has an estimated street value in excess of $28,000. A 2001 Mazda, $2,194 and various electronic items believed to be the proceeds of drug sales seized under the civil forfeiture laws of the Tennessee Drug Control Act.

Anyone with additional information about this case or any other drug activity can call the Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit at 731.424.6485 or CrimeStoppers at 731.424.8477.
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