- Written by Steve Frank
Investigators with the Avery County Sheriffs Office searched a residence on Glenview Rd. outside the town of Newland on March 24th, investigators reporting they seized thirty six marijuana plants. The pot plants weighed in at approximately nine pounds, and paraphernalia and items used to grow the marijuana were also reportedly found inside the residence. As a result of the seizure and follow up investigation 41- year old Kenneth Cranor and Richawn Cranor, 43, have been arrested. Both are charged with three felony drug charges related to the growing and selling of marijuana.