Pot plants seized

Published 8:22 am Thursday, July 14, 2011

PLEASANT HILL — An order for arrest resulted in the discovery of marijuana plants here.

On Monday, the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office took Wayne Ray Parker of 4434 Big John Store Road into custody after discovering the plants at that residence.

According to NCSO Chief Detective D.M. Harmon, Parker was charged with manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep control substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Parker was given a $2,500 secured bond and his first court appearance will be today (Thursday).

Harmon said the charges originated from last Friday (July 9) at 9 a.m. when Deputies Dwayne Carter and Doug Mann went to the residence to try and locate Parker on an Order for Arrest. 

“A female subject in the home answered the door and gave the deputies consent to search the residence for Wayne Parker,” he said.  “On the inside officers discovered several marijuana seeds in a bowl.”

Agent Wardie Vincent Jr. of the Narcotics Unit was notified and responded to scene.  After a complete search was conducted, drug paraphernalia was found and seized as well as marijuana plants found outside of the home in the yard. 

The Seaboard Police Department also assisted with the case.