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

Posted June 18, 2010 2:51 p.m. EDT
Updated June 19, 2010 2:28 p.m. EDT

— 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.