Sky High? 12 Foot High Pot Plants Found In Carteret County

Marijuana plants, some as high as 12 feet tall, were found outside of Newport on Tuesday.

Carteret County deputies have charged the property owner, Darrell Morgan, with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances and carrying a concealed weapon. His bond was set at $5,000.

Deputies say with the help of a Highway Patrol helicopter, they found 67 marijuana plants on Cyrus Pollard Road. In addition to the plants detectives also seized $4,672 in cash and a semi-automatic handgun.

Sheriff Asa Buck says each plant could have yielded approximately a pound of marijuana.


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  • by todd Location: pitt county on Aug 15, 2010 at 01:13 PM
    I do not use nor do I support using, but The war on drugs is an absolute and abysmal failure. When will we stop putting non violent people in jail? Breaking up families, putting kids on welfare, enriching drug lords, etc. End the prohibition on Pot and tax it.
  • by Brian on Aug 15, 2010 at 03:11 AM
    I just love it when they call it "manufacturing marijuana"! In my garden I'm manufacturing peppers and tomatoes... lol. Beautiful plants though i must say!
  • by Joseph on Aug 14, 2010 at 01:12 PM
    Wow. Not a single comment supportive of the arrest. You'd think that'd send a message or something.
  • by hope Location: NC on Aug 14, 2010 at 08:11 AM
    I just realized something, I am actually considering ways of increasing tax revenue. Let's legalize the weed, fire all the politicians, slash the budget to MUST haves ONLY, and start over.
  • by WOW WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CROP Location: 420 TOWN on Aug 14, 2010 at 07:21 AM
    I DON'T SMOKE POT, BUT MY FRIENDS DO, AND THEY ARE THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE. THEY DON'T CAUSE PROBLEMS, THEY SIT AND CHILL, NOW MY BROTHERS DRINK AND THEY WERE LOCKED UP 3 WEEKS AGO FOR GETTING DRUNK AND DOING SOME REALLY BAD STUFF. THEY ARE UNDER A 200,000 DOLLAR BOND!!! ANYWAY, WHICH SOUNDS WORSE. LEGALIZE IT OBAMA!!!
  • by ridic Location: greenville on Aug 14, 2010 at 07:02 AM
    oh no. we can't have pot legalized but we can have people running all around us on perscription drugs all day, everyday. But that's okay. The FDA approves. effin ridic
  • by Fiona Location: SoCal on Aug 14, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    For once and forall, let's just legalize it already!! We can use the taxes to pay off our debt.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    How do you manufacture marijuana??? if you Grow something then you are a Farmer!!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2010 at 02:04 AM
    That there is a nice little crop. The weather has been ideal for growing ,but this guy must have a green thumb, some really nice looking plants, shame no one will enjoy them! Wake up America,LEGALIZE POT ! It's no worse than aspirin.
  • by Frank Sinatra Location: Heaven on Aug 13, 2010 at 07:33 PM
    Where ever to you find rolling papers that big?
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