Franklin police, state patrol search apartments, vehicles for drugs

Members of the State Highway Patrol, part of the Warren County Task Force, search a vehicle that was parked near some apartments Friday afternoon on South River Street in Franklin. A person known to be involved with drugs was seen acting “suspicious,” according to Franklin police. RICK McCRABB/STAFF
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Members of the State Highway Patrol, part of the Warren County Task Force, search a vehicle that was parked near some apartments Friday afternoon on South River Street in Franklin. A person known to be involved with drugs was seen acting “suspicious,” according to Franklin police. RICK McCRABB/STAFF

Members of the Warren County Task Force, State Highway Patrol and Franklin police department searched two Franklin apartments and several vehicles Friday afternoon after a man charged with drug offenses was seen acting “suspicious” in the area.

Franklin Police Sgt. Troy Wolf said a patrol officer drove by the apartment complex on South River Street Friday morning and noticed a man the police had “prior drug contact” with behaving suspicious. The Drug Task Force returned in the afternoon with a search warrant for two apartments in the same complex — the suspect’s and his son’s — and their vehicles, Wolf said.

At least one shotgun was located in the back of a truck and Wolf said some drugs were located, but as of Friday afternoon, no arrests were made. Wolf said the suspects already are facing some drug charges.

Franklin police and the State Highway Patrol used canine officers to search the apartments for more than an hour. Several residents stood outside their apartments and watched the search. One woman, who was moving out of her apartment, shook her head is disbelief.

The case will be turned over to the Drug Task Force, Wolf said.

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