PITTSBORO — Sheriffs deputies say they used a search warrant to seize more than 500 marijuana plants from a mans home just south of Chapel Hill.
The deputies estimated the street value of the drugs at more than $1 million.
Narcotics investigators with the Chatham County Sheriffs Office charged Dale Mark Christianer, 49, of 207 Holly Ridge with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, two counts of trafficking marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for sale and delivery and felony possession of cocaine, sheriffs officials announced Tuesday.
The investigation that led to Christianers arrest was prompted by an anonymous tip, according to the sheriffs office.
Deputies went to Christianers home Friday and discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation. The officers seized 508 marijuana plants and 6 grams of cocaine.
Christianer was taken to the Chatham County jail, where he was placed under $100,000 bail.