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Trio charged with growing marijuana as shrubbery

Posted August 20, 2010

— Three people have been arrested after Hoke County deputies and Raeford police found a large marijuana plant growing in their front yard as shrubbery, authorities said Friday.

James Alton Locklear Jr., 29, Darlene Hicks Woods, 38, and Jo Anna Jackson, 31, all of 213 Lafayette Woods Mobile Home Park in Raeford, have been charged with manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for drug use and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Narcotics detectives went to the mobile home park after receiving a complaint about marijuana being grown there and found a large plant near the front porch, authorities said.


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  • Comm_Guy Aug 25, 2010

    Good grief! How many "shrubs" would it take to be drug dealer for more than a couple of weeks? West Coast glaucoma patients can grow more than that for personal use.

    Solve some serious stuff, Sherlock!

  • budi Aug 24, 2010

    I believe the professional term is "market gardening"

  • Weetie Aug 24, 2010

    Probably said they didn't know it was marijuana...

  • sumpinlikedat Aug 23, 2010

    Bring me a shrubbery!

  • wildcat Aug 23, 2010

    Now that was funny. Obviously, they all thought they could get away with it. Now they face the consequences of their actions.

  • Gork Aug 20, 2010

    another serious crime solved by our first responders...

  • WRALwontdeletemyaccount Aug 20, 2010

    Ridiculous waste of time example #345