Tennessee home raided for drugs after police respond dozens of times

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After countless complaints, and dozens of police responses, a reported drug house is raided in Hendersonville.  

According to police, officers responded to the home on Donna Drive 46 times in the last year.  

Many of the calls, police said, were drug-related and some involved Narcan use.  

Authorities told WKRN there have been at least four overdoses associated with activity in the house.  

“It’s a quiet neighborhood, not too awfully far from the police department,” said an agent with the 18th Judicial Drug Task Force.  

The raid happened Thursday morning after agents executed a search warrant.  

Jonathan Toombs, 27, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, while 38-year-old Ashley Kirby and her boyfriend, 35-year-old John Waddell, were charged with possession of Schedule I heroin resale and possession Schedule II meth resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

“[Waddell] is our primary target for the sale of drugs coming out of this house,” said the agent.  

A fourth man at the house was cited but was not taken to jail. Police referred to him as “a user.” 

Five grams of meth, 6/10 of a gram of heroin, drug pipes, drug scales and drug needles were found in the home. 

Investigators said Toombs has overdosed multiple time, including last Saturday.  

Agents told News 2 Kirby was found unconscious in her car in a Hendersonville parking lot.  

“Our ultimate goal is to keep working this up the chain and see where this bad batch of dope is coming from,” the agent said.  

A resident in the neighborhood told WKRN she is relieved the task force agents shut down the alleged dope house.  

The woman did not want to be identified but said the home has brought down the quality of life in the neighborhood.  

“When you come home and you see multiple police and people in handcuffs, you wonder what is going on,” she said.  

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