Bond Set for the Three People Arrested in Franklin County Growhouse Bust

October 30, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia

 

Bond has been set for three people charged over the weekend with operating a marijuana grow house in Franklin County.

Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said late last Friday, deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute in a vehicle traveling down the highway.

Dispatchers gave deputies the tag number of the vehicle which came back to a home at 116 Russo Road in Franklin County.

Thomas said deputies went to the residence to speak with the victim and while there, he said officers saw the marijuana plants.

On Tuesday, Franklin County Magistrate Judge Cody Grizzle set bond for Brad Carlson, 51 of Southport, NC was set at $25,000.

Carlson is charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Bond for Franklin Drought, 57 was set at $40,000 who lived on the property.

Drought is with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during a commission of a crime, possession of tools during a commission of a crime and possession of drug related objects.

Also charged was Gloria Drought, 72; her bond was set at $35,000.

Gloria Drought is charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of tools during the commission of a crime, and possession with intent to distribute.

All three remain in the Franklin County Detention Center.

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