Bladen Co. agents seize over two pounds of marijuana during search

Joseph Lemon
Joseph Lemon(Bladen County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 10:56 AM EST
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CLARKTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Clarkton man in connection to over two pounds of marijuana and a handgun that were seized by agents at a property in Clarkton.

On Jan. 18, deputies served an outstanding show cause order on 30-year-old Joseph Lemon at his home in the 1100 block of Mitchell Ford Road. Deputies reported that they smelled marijuana, and the vice-narcotics unit was contacted.

According to the BCSO, a search warrant was obtained, and agents seized marijuana, paraphernalia and money. They got another search warrant for a property at the 1200 block of Mitchell Ford Road and seized over two pounds of marijuana and a semi-automatic handgun.

Lemon was arrested and charged with possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping/selling controlled substances, manufacture marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held at the county jail under a $100,000 bond.

Items seized after searches at the 1100 block and 1200 block of Mitchell Ford Road by Bladen...
Items seized after searches at the 1100 block and 1200 block of Mitchell Ford Road by Bladen County officials(Bladen County Sheriff's Office)