OCRACOKE, NC (WITN) An Ocracoke man has been arrested for cultivating marijuana on federal property.
James Garrish III is charged with growing marijuana on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. If convicted he would face a maximum term of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Garrish is also charged with introducing plants into the park ecosystem, littering, trespassing, and defacing and damaging real property. Each of these charges carries up to 6 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.