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By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post
Narcotics detectives with the Wilson County Sheriffs Department executed a valid search warrant at 380 Clemmons Lane in Lebanon on Tuesday, Jan. 3, recovering felony amounts of marijuana, prescription pills, several weapons and cash.

According to the department, the warrant was obtained due to the alleged illegal narcotics traffic that had been reported at that location. Occupying the residence at the time the warrant was executed was Nathaniel Shane Gipson, 33, a female and three children.

During the search, detectives recovered and seized a felony amount of schedule VI marijuana, schedule IV prescription pills, assault rifles, shotguns, handguns and a 2003 Ford Mustang and $627 in cash. Sheriffs Department Det. Alan McPeak said all of the weapons were either in a bedroom or within close distance.

Evidence supporting the alleged sales of narcotics reportedly included several digital scales and other drug paraphernalia. Documents and records were recovered as evidence supporting the illegal sale and proceeds received from illegal transactions.

Gipson is a convicted felon, and McPeak noted those charges are for theft of property. He said Gipson did not have any felony narcotics charges. However, owning firearms is illegal for a convicted felon.

Since he is a convicted felon, hes not allowed to own any firearms, the detective said.
McPeak said the department contacted the local Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in Nashville and requested an investigation for the possibility of federal weapons charges.

Im not sure if were going to pursue that option, he said.

McPeak said a grand jury investigation will begin soon and any arrests will be made following that investigation.

Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at phall@wilsonpost.com.

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