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Search warrant nets drugs, guns and possible moonshine

November 7, 2018

Members of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office present the results of a recent search warrant at 793 Dark Hollow Private Drive. Following the search Stewart Bunting, 59, was arrested and is now awaiting his court appearance later this month.

By Tamas Mondovics

Armed with valuable information provided by a concerned citizen, Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies supported by The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) were able to obtain and execute a search warrant for the residence and property of Stewart Bunting at 793 Dark Hollow Private Drive.

Stewart Bunting

According to JCSO, during the search, Bunting, 59, was found to be in possession of at least 29 marijuana plants, 326 unknown pills, cash, guns, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, grow lights, miscellaneous ammunition, marijuana seeds and possibly moonshine. Bunting was initially charged with the following charges: Manufacture of marijuana for resale; Possession of Schedule VI drugs; Possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Maintaining a dwelling for the sale of drugs.

Bunting’s bail was been set $126,500, and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. JCSO officials said that the investigation is ongoing and more charges may be pending.

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