Deputy serving warrant sees pot plant by window

Deputy serving warrant sees pot plant by window

Deputy serving warrant sees pot plant by window

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by Charlotte Observer / MEGHAN COOKE

WCNC.com

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 10:54 PM

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. -- A 22-year-old man is facing drug charges after a deputy serving a civil warrant noticed a marijuana plant sitting by a window in a Lincolnton home.
 

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Dennis Long went to a home on Old Lincolnton Crouse Road on Thursday to serve a warrant. No one came to the door, authorities said.
 

That’s when Long peered into a window, spotting a marijuana plant that had apparently been placed in the sun, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
 

The deputy contacted narcotics officers, who searched the home. Authorities said they found a growing marijuana plant, as well as seven ounces of marijuana worth $600.
 

Authorities arrested Michael Alan Chapman, charging him with possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing a controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
 

He was released from Lincoln County jail after posting bond.

 

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