Drugs, weapons seized at Lebanon home
From Post staff reports
What was suppose to be a simple serving of a domestic assault warrant turned up drugs and firearms in a home located on Phillips Road in rural Wilson County.
On Wednesday, Wilson County Sheriff Deputy Steve Gatlin attempted to serve the warrant on Travis Ray Hogg, 34, at 2404-A Phillips Road in north Lebanon just off Hartsville Pike. Gatlin noticed a strong odor of what he though was marijuana coming from Hogg. Gatlin then notified members of the Wilson County Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force, which is comprised of members from the Lebanon Police Department, Wilson County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Task Force members arrived on the scene and after a brief investigation applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence on Phillips Road. Upon executing the search warrant, Task Force agents found a little over a quarter kilogram of cocaine, marijuana, marijuana manufacturing equipment, various items of drug paraphernalia, an undisclosed amount of money and three firearms to include a pistol grip shotgun, a 9 mm pistol, and a Mac 10 .45-caliber assault weapon. Hogg, believed to be a member of the CRIPS street gang, was arrested and charged with Possession of Schedule II for resale. Lebanon Commissioner of Public Safety Billy Weeks said, “This is how productive we can be when we work together for our community, this is why we formed this task force.” “We will continue to target these individuals who are plaguing our community. This task force is taking a proactive approach targeting these gang members and their organizations,” added Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe.