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NHSO Vice and Narcotics Bust Marijuana Grow House

New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics Detectives concluded an investigation
of an indoor marijuana grow operation late Monday night July 23.

A search warrant was executed at the residence of 107 Hawthorne Dr.  Detectives located two
separate indoor grow operations at the residence.  The first grow was located in a back room of the residence. The second was found in a storage building located at the rear of the property.  More than 150 marijuana plants were seized during the operation. The plants have a potential value of more than $200,000. Also located was harvested marijuana and packaging material. The
grow house included an extensive ventilation and artificial lighting equipment.  Detectives arrested Harold Monroe Becker Jr. a 56 year old white male for multiple felony drug charges.  Becker is currently in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $50,000.00 secure bond.

Harold Monroe Becker Jr.
56 year old white male
Trafficking in Marijuana- felony- 2 counts
PWISD Marijuana- felony- 1 count
Maintain vehicle/dwelling for drugs- felony- 1 count
Possession of Marijuana- felony- 1 count
Possession of Drug- misdemeanor- 1 count
Manufacture Marijuana- felony- 1 count
$50,000.00 Secure Bond

Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.

Harold Monroe Becker Jr.