Two busted for operating marijuana grow house in Lake Waccamaw

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Submitted: Sat, 12/29/2012 - 12:53am
Updated: Sat, 12/29/2012 - 12:18pm

LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) — Two people have been arrested for manufacturing marijuana in a home in Lake Waccamaw.

Around 6 p.m., after executing a search warrant at the house on Bella Coola Road, officers found about 117 plants of marijuana.

According to Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten, the plants were growing in two seperate rooms, and one room was being used for drying and packaging the drug.

Officers arrested Gordon Bennett Kennedy and Lydia Walters during the search.

Kennedy and Walters are facing several charges, including manufacturing with intent to sell and distribute the marijuana.

According to deputies, multiple agencies worked together to conduct the bust.

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6 Comments on "Two busted for operating marijuana grow house in Lake Waccamaw"

2015 years 8 months ago

it make me wonder if this drug could be use for people with cance r to make then stay out of pain and to make shure they eat .. at the same time the money we wast on this law .. when you have someone who get a child abuse or they rape a child then turn around and the courts let them walk the streets ,,, its just not right !!

2015 years 8 months ago

So glad to see they were working and trying to make a living.

2015 years 8 months ago

Hi. Heading to my job in wallace, nc, I noticed this recent local headline this morninng and although I am not a perfect person, I felt the need to comment.
Ironically, with all the crack, meth, heroine, murders, child abduction, and rape, etc. Going on, that this was the local news. Wow. And when did marijuana become a threat to the lives of citizens? Hypothetically, how much would the criminal conviction rate go down and health issues if marijuana was legalized? Maybe this “slave state” should look into that or is that such a sensitive subject, it would not make local headlines. I mean, I’m just saying. Speaking as a. Local on looker and residence, it seems pcp is becoming this city’s local problem drug. Take that too the thoughts of a deep thinker. Times are changing and a little change might improve this local economy and capital issue, thus knowing what that defining word means…

2015 years 8 months ago

I am a proud parent. I think the more drug dealers that are arrested, the sAfer our communities will be. Our children shouldn’t be exposed to this type of criminal activity. Not the type of news I’d like to heAr but it’s good to know the outcome.

2015 years 8 months ago

If only drug prohibition had done anything to make our communities safer. Check out an alternative view from law enforcement:
“Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is an international 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization of criminal justice professionals who bear personal witness to the wasteful futility and harms of our current drug policies.

Our experience on the front lines of the “war on drugs” has led us to call for a repeal of prohibition and its replacement with a tight system of legalized regulation, which will effectively cripple the violent cartels and street dealers who control the current illegal market”

Stoogie Wayne
2015 years 8 months ago

My goodness, what’s wrong with a few potted plants around the house this time of the year……