A Wake County woman had over a pound of marijuana and was making "marijuana butter" by mixing the dairy product with the chemical in marijuana that affects the brain, Wake County sheriff's investigators charged in an arrest warrant.
They accused Ashley Morgan Puryear, 35, of 7401 Amaris Lane, off Ebenezer Church Road near Homestead State Park, with felony marijuana possession, using the house to keep and sell marijuana and manufacturing the butter.
Puryear was arrested Tuesday evening at her home, records showed.
Authorities said Puryear had 547 grams of marijuana, which is 1.2 pounds.
The chemical being mixed with the butter was tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the charges said. It is sometimes extracted from marijuana and used to make more potent substances.
Puryear posted a $30,000 bond and was released from the Wake County Detention Center.
Deputies had listed her address as Hendersonville, where she was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2004, but she told booking officers that she now lives on Amaris Lane.