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MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- A Mooresville couple had a run-in with law enforcement on Monday, ending with both of their arrests.

Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff's Office went to the home of Cheryl and Douglas Brotherton Monday morning following up on a drug complaint.

Cheryl led deputies to the backyard, where two marijuana plants were growing in a large pot. The discovery of the marijuana led to a search of the residence.

Inside the home, deputies report finding a loaded handgun, pipes, grinders, syringes and Diazepam.

Doug, 37, is a convicted felon, and is therefore not legally allowed to be in possession of a firearm. He's charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of Diazepam, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cheryl, 49, is charged with manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of Diazepam, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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