FAMILY AFFAIR: Father, Son Charged In Pot Growing Operations

A father and his son have been charged with growing marijuana at their two homes, one which is across the street from an elementary school.

Nash County deputies say today they searched a home on red Oak Road in Nashville where they found an indoor marijuana growing operation. They discovered eight marijuana plants, two to three feet high, growing in a utility room. They were set up with a watering system, lights and ventilation. Also seized were some 3-1/2 pounds of pot and 15 firearms.

Paul Brantley, Jr. was charged with possession with the intent to sale and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping/storing a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Investigators learned that Brantley's son may also have an indoor grow operation. They searched Timothy Brantley's home on Curtis Street in Rocky Mount, which is across from Williford Elementary School. Inside deputies confiscated 42 pot plants, a gun and materials to grow marijuana.

The son was charged with manufacture marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the keeping and storage of marijuana, possession with the intent to sale and deliver marijuana, manufacture a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both father and son have court dates on Tuesday.


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  • by c-had on Nov 5, 2011 at 07:24 AM
    Wow .I bet those punks have beer after work while they talk about those "dopeheads" they got.
  • by come on man! Location: moon on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:21 PM
    Wow! I'm getting so sick of hearing about good men being arrested over nothing! Lets talk about how big businesses like oil company's get bonuses for bringing in profit while destroying the very planet we live on. BP should not even be in business right now. Along with many others. Thanx Timmy for opening my mind!! You people should smoke and open yours! we ride together we die together.
  • by ????? Location: HERE on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:07 AM
    Timmy, what happened?
  • by enc voter Location: Martin County on Oct 23, 2011 at 12:41 AM
    Genesis 1:27 I give you every seeded plant.....
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      by Ummm, ... on Oct 23, 2011 at 01:49 AM in reply to enc voter
      ...all but the apple, right? (something like that?) I might have the wrong book.
  • by MICHELLE Location: ENC on Oct 22, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    I don't smoke weed, but I don't have a problem with anyone smoking or selling it. What I have a problem with is the ones that don't work a legitimate job, live off of welfare, and sell to kids. If an adult wants to do it, so what, but leave the kids out of it.
  • by Not A Hippie on Oct 22, 2011 at 05:53 AM
    As a person who has worked since I was 17, married a person who fought and was injured, defending our country, and never tried marijuana until my 30's - I have to say that I do not see the reason it is against the law. I didn't stop working, I didn't collect welfare, I didn't buy handguns and shoot people in streets. At best, I woke up on Monday morning refreshed (no hangover) ready for work. Thought the experience was 1000x better than any night of excessive drinking. Moderation, I am assuming, is always the key. Is it the government's responsibility to watchdog whether or not I use a substance in moderation (alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, food....)
  • by ABCD Location: EFGH on Oct 22, 2011 at 05:49 AM
    I know these two & it's a shame. To nice guys. I dont smoke but I do believe pot should be legalized. I have never heard of anyone dying oo being killed with the use of pot....alcohol & ciggaretts kill millions a year!
  • by 40some on Oct 21, 2011 at 08:42 PM
    6 billion dollar a year business for the mexican cartels. That's one third of the nat debt that leaves this country for mexico every year. Then there's all the expense of the crime that goes with it. Can you say "PRO-HIB-I-SHEN"? Legalize it.
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      by One Third? on Oct 21, 2011 at 11:19 PM in reply to 40some
      Looks like somebody failed math...oir english....maybe both. Or don't you read the news regularly? I'll give you a great excuse. Tell everyone you accidently hit "b" instead of "t". Then you'll be closer to an accurate figure.
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        by star on Oct 22, 2011 at 04:28 AM in reply to One Third?
        @ One Third?--that must be the same english class you failed...b/c b/c your grammar is just WRONG!!!, so now you can tell everyone you accidently misspelled "or" and you don't start a sentence with "OR".
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          by One Third? on Oct 22, 2011 at 08:33 AM in reply to star
          The "i" in my "or" was a typo (mistakenly hit key) and I can start a sentence any old way I feel like starting one. If you can use "b/c" (which is NOT a word) whenever you want, I have just as much right to write the way I do.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2011 at 10:08 PM in reply to One Third?
        Is this retribution for my comment, "Does anyone at this site know how to spell?" The comments on that article, seriously, atrocious.
  • by laura Location: greenville on Oct 21, 2011 at 08:32 PM
    They sell cigarettes at the store down the street from our elementary school, and at the store directly across the road from DH Conley. Drugs are drugs and the only thing that separates the legal from the illegal is who's making the money.
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      by 40some on Oct 22, 2011 at 10:09 PM in reply to laura
      Great point sister!
  • by MadMax on Oct 21, 2011 at 05:31 PM
    really need to make pot legal, the government would have more money to spend
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