EDITOR'S NOTE: The name of one of the people arrested in this case has been removed on July 20, 2018, because her charges were dismissed and her case was expunged by the court. The rest of the article remains below.
GARNER – Wake County drug investigators charged a man and woman Tuesday and Wednesday with growing marijuana and manufacturing hash oil at two houses in and south of Garner.
Shahane Richardson Taylor, 31, was arrested Tuesday for what the sheriff’s office charged was having about 42 pounds of marijuana at a house at 1109 Robinfield Drive and about 448 grams (just under 1 pound) of hash oil.
Wednesday, Investigator J.S. McLamb charged the woman with having a little over a half-pound each of marijuana and hash oil at their Muirfield Ridge Drive residence.
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She also was charged with having the drugs included in Taylor’s initial arrest warrants. He was charged Wednesday with having and making the the drugs listed in the woman’s arrest warrants.
Both houses owned by out-of-state investors, according to Wake County tax records.
The charges against Taylor and the woman included trafficking in marijuana, manufacturing it, felony possession of hash oil and conspiring with each other to traffic in marijuana.
The arrest warrants alleged that Taylor and the woman used a manufacturing method in which butane if pumped through a tube containing marijuana and strips off and concentrates one of the active ingredients in the plant, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
Deputies also charged the two with having a railroad-crossing sign stolen from the city of Raleigh.