A man who was arrested last month on charges of having more than a dozen pounds of marijuana in a house with four children was arrested outside a courtroom Tuesday on charges involving 19 marijuana plants that police said were growing in a different home.
Darius Tyrell Hinton Sr., 28, had been named in a July 21 arrest warrant with owning the plants that were in a house in the 1000 block of Suffolk Boulevard. Police said the plants were equivalent to 3.6 pounds of the drug.
The plants were “being grown inside a residence with lighting, tents and ventilation,” Detective O.J. Abdullah said in the arrest warrant.
Hinton was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute it, manufacturing marijuana and maintaining the house as a place to keep and sell drugs.
Police arrested Hinton after a court hearing in the Wake County Justice Center.
Hinton, who was free on bail at the time, had been in court Tuesday in connection with charges of marijuana trafficking, making hash oil from marijuana, maintaining a house on West Jameson Road for drug purposes.
Hinton and Nastasia Renee Evans Culbreth, 25, were charged with four counts of child abuse for having the children in the house.
Police said they found 14.9 pounds of marijuana there.
The children, whose ages were not disclosed, could have had access to the marijuana, police said in the charges.
On July 20, police had arrested Dyrick Mohammad Morgan, 27, at the Suffolk Boulevard house and charged him with also owning the plants there, manufacturing marijuana and maintaining the house for drug purposes.
A magistrate set his bail at $135,000 on the new charges, and he was released late Tuesday.
Hinton’s and Culbreath’s cases were adjourned until Sept. 5. Hinton was scheduled to appear Wednesday on the new charges.
Morgan is due back in court Aug. 8 in his case.