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Deputies: Marijuana plants found at state inspector's rented home

Posted June 18, 2010
Updated June 19, 2010

— Johnston County sheriff's deputies say they found more than a dozen marijuana plants Friday afternoon during a search of a home rented by a state employee.

Deputies executed a search warrant for 280 Old Stage Road in Willow Spring after receiving a call from a concerned neighbor.

Capt. Craig Fish said deputies confiscated a complete indoor growing operation and 7 pounds of high-grade marijuana.

Deputies also said they seized 16 marijuana plants at the residence. The street value of each plant is nearly $2,000, Fish said.

The property is rented by Trenton Donald Adams, an inspector for the state of North Carolina. He is assigned to the ConAgra Foods plant in Garner.

Neighbors with whom WRAL News spoke with said Adams usually kept to himself and had been living at the home for about a year.

Adams faces charges of manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released on a $50,000 bond. His first court appearance is set for Monday.


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  • pss2 Jun 22, 2010

    What do you think the Indians smoked in their peace pipes? Please..the people that talk bad about pot have never smoked the good stuff. Should never have been illegal to start with.

  • patrick85ed Jun 22, 2010

    You all do know that most of our founding Fathers were marajuana growers, even George Washington.

  • momee Jun 21, 2010

    Hate it for Trent... But as always he made someone mad and they rolled on him. Evn though we told him over and over again to leave the mess alone he never listened.

  • wattsun Jun 18, 2010

    looks like just a little personal stash.

  • st295x98 Jun 18, 2010

    What a shame......... indoor grow... someone snitched him out. .

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jun 18, 2010

    rescuefan, I think hypocrisy sums it up as long as you say alcohol's ok but not pot. The declaration of independence, which was the precurser to the constitution, states: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    Neither you, nor the lawmakers, have the right to tell others how they may pursue happiness. They tried it with prohibition, that didn't turn out so well. They're doing it now with marijuana which by many accounts is far less harmful than alcohol. All we've really gained is a bunch of violent drug cartels & many hundreds of thousands, of formerly working tax paying citizens, now a burden on the tax payer. How's that working out? You state that the AZ law is unconstitutional yet that has not been determined in court. I've read the law, it clearly states that the police may not violate a person's rights...

  • Nancy Jun 18, 2010

    "But since we're in America and this is a "democracy", i think we should be able to chose the laws our governments make and enforce."

    Good luck with that train of thought!

  • Jeremiah Jun 18, 2010

    For those of you who are using the "it's illegal, and we shouldn't question what is illegal":

    If the government outlawed sugar, or salt, people would find a way to get it. Would you view those who used salt or sugar as criminals? And if they were arrested and put in jail for using salt or sugar, would you think they deserved it?

    Because you know, salt and sugar are harmful in excess.

  • Jeremiah Jun 18, 2010

    "My point is, there are laws in place and we don't get to pick and choose which laws we want to ignore and which ones should be enforced."

    I'm not necessarily promoting the breaking of laws. But since we're in America and this is a "democracy", i think we should be able to chose the laws our governments make and enforce. And i think the laws should be made to protect people. I don't think this law protects people. In fact, I think it probably creates more crime than it prevents.

  • rescuefan Jun 18, 2010

    "Given the context, I assume you were referring to the Arizona law? That is how millions of us feel about marijuana laws... I'll never understand why so many people want constitutional freedoms for some folks but not others because they don't like what they are doing or how they are living their lives. That, my friend, is hypocritical...

    Huh? How is that hypocritical? The law that Arizona passed is in violation of the constitution. Growing and smoking pot is protected under the constitution? Where in the constitution is that? Please look up hypocrisy before you start throwing the term around.