The owner of Joy of Vaping in West Jefferson was arrested on multiple drug charges.

51-year-old Mason Christopher Harris was charged with 15 offenses all related to the possession and selling of marijuana in his store.

The arrest came after the Ashe County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit completed a 2 month investigation into tips of illegal drugs being sold out of the business.

The investigation led to the seizure of about one and a half pounds of marijuana, as well as a 9mm handgun and over $2,500 in cash.

Harris was held in the Ashe County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

He was released after making bond on February 12th.