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Deputies: Suspect sold hydroponic marijuana



Staff Writer


Undercover investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office bought and sold drugs from a Lincolnton man for nearly a month before searching his residence and finding water-grown marijuana last week, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Narcotics officers kicked in the door to Jarvis Lamont Jackson’s apartment with a search warrant Friday after they said they conducted multiple undercover drug purchases with the suspect this year.

The search was a culmination of an undercover investigation prompted by calls to the division’s Drug Tip Line.

Jackson lives at 1007 Georgetown Road Apartment A1, the Sheriff’s Office said.

During the residential search, deputies said they discovered around two ounces of hydroponic marijuana — grown in water rather than soil.

The drug’s origin makes it a hotter commodity and more expensive item among street-level dealers, investigators said.

Jackson, who has since been released on a $15,000 secured bond, faces one felony count each of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance along with a misdemeanor charge for possessing drug paraphernalia.

Individuals can contact the Drug Tip Line at (704) 736-8606 and remain anonymous. The Sheriff’s Office assures residents that investigators follow-up on all tips.


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