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Nashville man's own burglar alarm leads to police finding 31 pounds marijuana, kids inside

A Nashville father's own burglar alarm led to police to finding over 31 pounds of marijuana inside his residence on Saturday. PHOTO: William Coffee-Metro Nashville Police

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Nashville father's own burglar alarm led to police to finding over 31 pounds of marijuana inside his residence on Saturday.

According to the arrest affidavit for William Coffee, the 32-year-old was at home when Metro Nashville Police responded to a burglary alarm. Upon arrival, police say they discovered the door unlocked and the odor of marijuana coming from the home.

Officers spoke with Coffee, who refused entry to the home. Police obtained a search warrant and entered, finding a total of 14,512 grams of marijuana throughout the residence.

Police say they also found $26,000 inside along with two handguns on a nightstand in one of the bedrooms. In another bedroom, police found two 4-year-old children asleep.

Police add they found a bong with a gas mask, grinders, scales, containers, and paper rollers.

Coffee was arrested on charges of marijuana possession, child endangerment, and possession of a weapon.

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