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Two Grow Operations Found

A marijuana growing operation is busted in Yancey County.

Sheriff Banks says deputies responded to the home of Thomas Duvall located at 2061 Banks Creek Road.

After making contact with the owner deputies discovered 14 marijuana plants growing inside and outside the property.

Indoor grow items were seized including grow lights,timers,how to books and packaged marijuana.

Charges are pending after a final weight from the NCSBI is performed this week.

In an unrelated incident deputies responded to Roses Branch Road and discovered an indoor hydroponics grow.

This operation was a large scale hydro marijuana grow.

A large number of items were discovered at the residence including: grow lights, inverters, 500 gallon water tank, and generator, fertilize chemicals and vacuum sealer to package marijuana.

An undisclosed amount of marijuana was also seized.

The investigation continues and charges are pending.


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