Guns-Drugs Lands Couple in Jail Children in Foster Care
Limestone, Tennessee April 26, 2011:
According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, Officers arrested Jonathan B Aloisio, age 35, 3661 Old State Route 34, Limestone; and Toni M Aloisio, age 40, after locating a large quantity of drugs and firearms inside their home. Officers went to 3661 Old State Route 34 to complete a follow up investigation. Upon entering the home officers were overwhelmed by the odor of Marijuana.
Toni Aloisio is a special education teacher at Grandview Elementary School and a longtime Washington County School District employee. Jonathan Aloisio was charged earlier in connection with another marijuana-growing operation in Greene County in 2004 and was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver according to Greene County Sheriff's Department. n the Greene County arrest, 228 marijuana plants were found inside that home. 1
Officers completed a search of the home locating approximately 285 marijuana plants, an elaborate indoor grow operation including 6 large indoor grow lights, plant food and fertilizers, humidity gauges, Carbon Dioxide; approximately 6 pound of processed marijuana, 3/4 pounds of Psychedelic mushrooms, 3 ounces of powdered cocaine, 6 handguns, 4 rifles, and 3 sawed off shotguns.
Toni Aloisio was charged with Possession of Schedules I, II and VI for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Aggravated Child Abuse and Child Neglect or Endangerment and Maintaining a Dwelling where controlled substances are used and sold. Her bond was set at $71,000. She is scheduled for arraignment on the 27th of April 2011.
Jonathan Aloisio was charged with Possession of Schedules I, II, and VI for Resale, Possession of Prohibited Weapons, Unlawful Possession of Firearms, Possession of Firearms in the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Aggravated Child Abuse and Child Neglect or Endangerment, Maintaining a Dwelling Where Controlled Substances are Used and Sold. His bond was set at $221,000. His arraignment is scheduled for 27 April 2011.
The Aliosio's 3 children were removed from the home by the Department of Children Services.
The marijuana-growing operation included 285 plants found, six large indoor grow lights, plant food and fertilizers, humidity gauges, and carbon dioxide tanks. The street value of the drugs is placed at approximately $500,000 due to the high THC content of the marijuana. The marijuana was selling for approximately $4000 per pound.
1. GreenvilleSun.com 4-27-2011.