A search of a Rocky Mount-area home turned up a marijuana growing operation and a homemade moonshine still, leading to two arrests, local authorities reported Wednesday.
The search took place Monday as the result of a tip that drugs were being sold at the Riverpoint Road home, according to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. Homeowners Anthony Wayne King, 53, and Terry Lynn King, 52, were arrested.
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While speaking with the owners, deputies reported the smell of marijuana coming from inside the house and asked for consent to conduct a search. Verbal consent was initially given but was revoked by the homeowners after deputies found a small amount of marijuana, the sheriff’s office said.
After obtaining a search warrant, officials said they “located an indoor marijuana plant grow setup complete with lights, heat lamps, and other necessary equipment.” They also found several guns, and a homemade still constructed out of a beer keg.
Both Anthony King and Terry King were charged with several marijuana-related charges, including felony possession. They also face charges of manufacturing liquor without a permit.
Anthony King was additionally charged with several gun-related charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon, and altering a gun serial number.