Ice Unit catches marijuana grower
Sheriff Alan C. Jones has announced that on May 22, 2012, Agents with the Ice Unit investigated a Rhodhiss man growing marijuana. Michael Lee Reed, age 42, of 211 Hickory Street was caught Tuesday with nine marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia, and several bags of marijuana already packaged. Agents responded to the residence after receiving a tip. After finding several of the plants growing in buckets behind his residence, the agents tracked down and made contact with Reed at his workplace. After being confronted, Reed cooperated with authorities and gave consent to search his home.
A search of his home led to drug paraphernalia items, another marijuana plant, cash, scales, and packaged marijuana being found and seized by the Agents. Reed was not arrested immediately and will most likely face Grand Jury Indictments later for Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana, and Maintain a Dwelling to Keep/Store a Controlled Substance.
The marijuana growing season is in full swing. Anyone having information concerning marijuana grow operations can report them to us and remain anonymous. Sheriff Alan C. Jones
The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office
is always in search of any information involving the use and distribution of illegal
controlled substances. A concerned citizens
information and assistance will be kept confidential.
If you have any information concerning illegal drug activity in
Lenoir Police Departments Narcotics Division at 828-757-2145.
This site was last updated 05/24/12