Sheriff: NC man’s pot brownies just finished baking before arrest

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 Lee County deputies executed a search warrant Wednesday in Broadway. It resulted in the arrest of a man whose marijuana brownies had just finished cooking, a post from the sheriff’s office said.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents had been investigating an indoor marijuana growing operation that led them to the home of Michael Alan Cheeseman. Upon entering his house, deputies found a single marijuana plant growing in the master bedroom, the post said.

Agents also found plants hanging in the bathroom, as well as marijuana butter and oil “both containing high values of THC,” the post said. 

They also found that Cheeseman had just finished cooking a batch of brownies using the THC butter.

Agents found 13 more plants growing in a shed just behind the residence. The post said Cheeseman had turned the shed into “a sophisticated growing facility supplies with air conditioning, state of the art LED grow lamps and filtration system to eliminate the odor.”

The search yielded 7,310 grams of marijuana, as well as the butter and oils.

Cheeseman was taken to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for processing.

He is charged with:

  • Trafficking marijuana by manufacturing
  • Trafficking marijuana by possession
  • Possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana
  • Felony maintaining a dwelling place
  • Maintaining an out building for the manufacturing, storage, use, and sale of an illegal controlled substance
  • Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

Cheeseman is being held on a $200,000 bond.

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