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Two busted for operating marijuana grow house in Lake Waccamaw

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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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