18-year-old among those indicted in Cheatham County drug round-up

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CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Authorities in Cheatham County spent the day rounding up accused drug offenders on Thursday. So far, 21 of 35 indictments have been served.

One of the names on that indictment list is an 18-year-old with no prior record who graduated from high school with a 4.0 GPA.

According to drug agents, Danny Chaleunsak is facing felony drug charges. He’s accused of selling marijuana to undercover officers.

Danny Chaleunsak (Courtesy: Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office)

“He’s a very smart and intelligent young man who has made a very unintelligent choice to sell drugs,” said Lt. Shannon Heflin with the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office.

Agents say they made several buys off the young man over several months.

“He will have a felony that follows him around the rest of his life,” Lt. Heflin noted.

Members of a drug task force attempted to find him at a home on Ed Harris Road, and when they went inside, they say they found a marijuana grow room.

Heflin told News 2, “Once inside, they noticed smell of raw marijuana, and the homeowner did confess he had a grow op in the house.”

The man who lives there was cited for a misdemeanor because he had less than 10 plants.

“The info we have is that 18-year-old Chaleunsak was selling a pound to two pounds a week,” Lt. Heflin said.

Deputies are now investigating whether the grow house is connected to the pot bust involving the 18-year-old, who got word he was being sought and turned himself in later Thursday.

In addition to the 21 warrants being served, five other people were also picked up on other warrants.