35 marijuana plants seized from Scotland County home

35 marijuana plants seized from Scotland County home

SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – A man was arrested and charged in Scotland County after the sheriff's office found 35 marijuana plants at his residence last Friday.

On August 19, the Criminal Investigation Division of the Scotland County Sheriff's Office arrested 30-year-old Michael Raymond Desmond Jr., of Arch McLean Road, in Scotland County, near Laurinburg, according to a Facebook post from the office.

A search warrant was executed at Desmond's residence, and 35 marijuana plants were seized, along with other items, the release states.

Desmond was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possessing marijuana paraphernalia, and a simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, according to officials. Desmond was arrested and placed in the Scotland County Detention Center under a $16,000 secured bond.

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