New Tazewell CBD store and BBQ joint robbed, ransacked

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NEW TAZEWELL, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Hemp Solutions and the Gigglin' Pig in New Tazewell were robbed and ransacked during the early hours of Monday morning according to New Tazewell Police.

One person has been arrested in relation to the crime, but owner Tom Shepard said he lost everything. He took to Facebook live to share the story of what happened.

"They came into the restaurant, they damaged the restaurant, they damaged the CBD store," said Shepard. "I don't know why they would do something like this... There's no reason for none of this I can tell you that right now."

Hemp Solutions specializes in the sale of CBD products. According to investigator Gary Ruszkowski, three pounds of CBD flowers have not been recovered.

Shepard said damaged sustained to his businesses likely totals more than $8 thousand dollars after the thief broke down the door, smashed objects inside, and ate the restaurant's banana pudding.

Craig Goins was arrested in relation to the incident and is being held in the Claiborne County Jail.

Many of the stolen goods were recovered when investigators located Goins at his home just a few hours after the search began.

Shepard said the Gigglin' Pig will be open for business on Tuesday.