Just like the old saying, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”.
42 year old Kirk Lennel Smith was relentless in his drug operation, not even his own deadly 600 pounds would be an obstacle. He decided it was suitable to run his ‘business’ from a bed in the first floor living room of his rental home, according to police.
Smith, weighing in at over 600 pounds spent much of his time in that bed, which served as a makeshift command center. He kept a 9mm Kel-Tec pistol nearby. A nearby flat screen TV displayed images from the five surveillance cameras surrounding his home. The cameras showed the front porch, the rear of the house, as well as up and down the narrow street that runs alongside railroad tracks.
For his hearing an ambulance had to pull up to a loading dock at the Hamilton County Courthouse. He was inside the ambulance, where he was sentenced for trafficking in cocaine, weapons under disability and other drug charges.