24-year-old faces multiple drug charges following search

Richard Eric Mooney (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)
Richard Eric Mooney (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)

Brunswick County, NC - BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - More than a pound of marijuana was seized from a residence in Brunswick County on Saturday, according to officials with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

Sgt. April Gause, spokeswoman for the department, said Richard Eric Mooney, 24, of Shallotte, NC, was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at 1474 Shell Dr.

During the search, Gause said deputies retrieved more than a pound of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, video surveillance equipment and a small amount of money.

Mooney was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

Mooney was released from the Brunswick County Detention Facility Sunday on a $30,000 unsecured bond.

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