SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina father and son are accused of growing about 1,000 marijuana plants valued at between $1-to-$2 million.
Left to right: Jerry Monroe Berry and Joshua Monroe Berry (Source: Swain Co. Sheriff’s Office)
WHNS-TV reported that Jerry Monroe Berry and Joshua Monroe Berry were arrested Friday in connection to what may be Swain County’s largest-ever marijuana bust.
Deputies said the investigation started at the end of July when North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations used aircraft to find illegal drugs growing in the county.
The marijuana was allegedly growing on U.S. Forest Service property. WLOS-TV reported that “truck-load after truck-load full of marijuana” was seized from the suspects’ home.
The suspects are facing federal marijuana charges. Both made initial appearances in U.S. District Court in Asheville on Friday. They’re scheduled for another appearance October 8th.
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