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Sheriff James R. Metts
Ed.D,CHS-III,CJM,L.L.D.








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Officers Seize 52 Marijuana Plants Worth About $52,000


Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) seized 52 marijuana plants, which had a combined street value of about $52,000, that were being grown in woods near a home on Charles Town Road near Leesville. Officers arrested a 40-year-old Leesville man on charges that the man planted and maintained the plot of marijuana plants that officers found near the man’s Charles Town Road residence.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said NET officers arrested David Ray Brown, 40, of 1258 Charles Town Road, Leesville, on charges of manufacturing marijuana and illegally possessing a controlled substance. Brown was released from the Lexington County Detention Center on Thursday, July 4 after Brown posted bail totaling $25,000.

On Tuesday, July 2, NET officers went to Charles Town Road in order to investigate information that they had received concerning marijuana plants that were being grown in woods near Brown’s home, Metts said. Officers saw Brown tend to the marijuana plants in the woods.

NET officers arrested Brown and seized the 52 marijuana plants as well as 10 pills of Xanax that officers found on Brown’s person, Metts said. Xanax is a prescription medication that is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders and anxiety that is caused by depression.

Metts said the case involving Brown remains under investigation. The sheriff asked anyone with information about additional criminal activity involving Brown to contact the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).

NET is comprised of officers from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Batesburg-Leesville Police Department and Lexington Police Department, Metts said. The sheriff and municipal police chiefs implemented NET in 2001 in order to enhance drug enforcement in Lexington County.



 


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