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Authorities seize 93 pounds of marijuana plants in Henderson

Posted July 2, 2015 3:10 p.m. EDT
Updated July 2, 2015 3:23 p.m. EDT

Jorge Colina

— Two men were arrested Tuesday night after authorities shut down an indoor marijuana operation in Henderson.

Jorge Colina, 37, of Henderson, and Manual Colinas, 29, of Knightdale, were charged with trafficking and growing marijuana, along with other related charges, according to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

Police found 93 pounds of marijuana plants, averaging 4 feet in height, at the indoor operation at 239 County Acres Drive in Henderson. The SBI, Alcohol Law Enforcement, Henderson Police Department and Vance Sheriff's Office were involved in the investigation.

Investigators estimated the street value of the marijuana at $325,000.

Both men were being held under $105,000 bond at the Vance County jail.