The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested five people over the last few weeks for growing marijuana in their houses or on their property.
The largest of the five growing operations yielded 68 plants, while the smallest yielded just one plant.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the follow people face charges:
Perry Butler, 60, of Rich Drive, Hamlet, was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana. He was released on a written promise to appear in court. Butler allegedly had 68 plants in buckets on his property.
Rodney Seaford, 39, of Leslie Stutts Drive, Ellerbe, was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance. Bond was set at $5,000. Seaford is accused of having 11 plants growing behind his house, and 33 grams of marijuana inside his home when searched.
Johnny Knight, 41, of Middle Street, Rockingham, was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana. Bond was set at $1,000. Butler allegedly had 11 plants growing behind his house.
Whitney Lill, 21, of Locklear Drive, Rockingham, was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana. She was released on a written promise to appear in court. Lill is accused of having eight plants growing next to her house.
Ralph Davis, 67, Benji Road, Rockingham, was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana. Bond was set at $5,000. He is accused of having one marijuana plant and various agricultural implements.
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