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Zionville Pot Operation Busted; Two Charged PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Friday, 24 May 2013 12:01

Nearly a half-million dollars in growing marijuana was seized as a sophisticated growing operation was dismantled yesterday in Zionville. Two arrests were made as narcotics detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division executed the search warrant at a residence at 124 Chase-Cole Lane, Zionville, as part of a narcotics investigation involving the manufacture and distribution of Marijuana. During the search, detectives found and seized 401 Marijuana plants at varying stages of development being cultivated using a sophisticated hydroponic growing system.  The total weight of the marijuana plants was 130.5 lbs and had an estimated street value of over $450,000.  Detectives also seized packaged Marijuana which was ready for sell, 67 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms, and assorted drug paraphernalia.  Jason Dale Blount, 27, and Geneva Anna-Marie Natale, 24, were charged with two counts of Level 2 Trafficking in Marijuana, Manufacturing Marijuana, Manufacturing Hashish, PWISD Schedule I Psilocybin, Maintaining a Dwelling Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Blount and Natale are being held at the Watauga County Detention Facility in lieu of a $20,000 secured bond, both scheduled to appear in District Court on June 26, 2013.

  
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