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IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. Officers seized what they say is high-grade marijuana from a home in Iredell County on Monday.

Adam Robert Jackson, 22, of Hiddenite was arrested when detectives say they found a large, high-grade pot operation in a hidden room in his house.

The room had scores of mature plants as well as extensive quantities of dried marijuana packaged to sell, according to the Sheriff s Office.

Officials say Jackson was selling the marijuana to various sources across the western part of North Carolina.

Normal street quality marijuana typically sells for $5 per gram; however the type of marijuana Jackson was producing contains higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary intoxicant in marijuana, and sells for $25 per gram, officials said in a statement.

Jackson is charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to sell/distribute and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.

He is being held at the Alexander County Detention Center under a $50,000 bond. Other arrests are anticipated, investigators say.

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