On May 8, 2022 the Smith County Sheriffs department initiated a search warrant at a home on Hartsville Pike. Four officers including Sgt. Junior Fields, Sgt. Ridge Long, Sgt. Matt White and Officer Brady Dodson executed the search warrant. The residences of the home were Mr. Terry Franklin and Mr. Johnny Washer.
Upon arriving to the residence they observed a man in the living area who moved to the back of the house once he saw the officers. Since the door was already slightly open, Sgt. Long pushed it open and immediately announce the presences of law enforcement. The resident in the living room was ordered to lay down on the floor. He was identified as Johnny Washer.
The other resident Terry Franklin was located in the bathroom naked. He was ordered to dress and was secured. Both residents were placed in patrol cars while the home was searched.
15.9 grams of methamphetamine packaged in 17 individual baggies, 3 glass pipes, a marijuana cigarette and digital scales were located in the living area. Both residents denied ownership of the found items, however they were both arrested and transported to the Smith County Criminal Justice Center. Each were charged with felony drug paraphernalia possession, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set for $4,000 and each face future court dates.