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Raleigh Police Make Arrests in Marijuana Bust

Posted November 29, 1999 6:00 a.m. EST

— Raleigh police say two brothers who operated a tree service also had the know-how for handling a different kind of crop.

Police say they got a tip that led them to hundreds of marijuana plants growing at a home at 2437 Pleasant Union Church Road.

Inside, they found an elaborate growing system.

Edwin and Oral Beard were arrested on several charges that include possession of and manufacturing marijuana.

The street value is estimated at $70,000.