Posted by Debra Worley - email
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Brunswick County authorities have arrested a man they say is responsible for a large marijuana farm that was discovered in the Green Swamp last week.
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William James Burney Jr., 54, was arrested and charged with:
- two counts of trafficking marijuana
- one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver
- one count of manufacturing marijuana
According to Lt. Marty Folding with the Narcotics Unit, the sheriff's office received a tip about the farm earlier in the week and found it when their helicopter flew over Highway 211.
Drug agents seized a total of 110 pounds of marijuana with a street value of more than $250,000. They said the set up appeared to be that of a professional crop.