Posted by Debra Worley - email
Writing contributed by WECT intern Michelle Peck
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has arrested several people on drug related charges.
Mark Cameron Prestwood of Holden Beach is on a $15,000.00 secured bond after authorities investigated Hazelnut Drive, where they discovered and seized 61 marijuana plants.
The plants were found growing in a wooded area off the main road. The investigation lead to Cameron's residence on Bluefish Street where agents found an additional:
- 3 ounces of marijuana
- grow material
- 7 additional marijuana plants
- 72 plant seed bed
The estimated street value of the marijuana plants is well over $200,000. 33-year-old Prestwood was arrested with the following charges:
- PWIMSD Marijuana
- Manufacture Marijuana
- Maintaining a Dwelling to keep a controlled substance
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
The Drug Enforcement Unit also investigated drug-related complaints on Homes Drive in Supply earlier this month.
Agents seized 27 marijuana plants and processed marijuana. They sited 45-year-old Oscar Gore Sr. with misdemeanor possession and possession of drug paraphernalia at the residence.
The estimated street value of the marijuana plants is over $81,000.00, and more arrests are expected to be made.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Brunswick County Drug Enforcement Unit at (910)253-2777.