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Brothers charged after deputies find 121 marijuana plants in Randolph Co.

Posted on: 3:49 pm, October 9, 2012, by , updated on: 09:24am, October 10, 2012

James Henry Caviness (left) and Donnie Junior Caviness (Mugshots courtesy, Randolph County Sheriff's Office)

James Henry Caviness (left) and Donnie Junior Caviness (Mugshots courtesy, Randolph County Sheriff's Office)

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Two brothers were arrested Friday after deputies say they seized more than 100 marijuana plants from their Randolph County homes.

Deputies said they arrested James Henry Caviness, 58, and Donnie Junior Caviness, 59, after finding 121 marijuana plants at their homes, 7182 and 7244 Howards Mill Road, respectively.

In addition to the plants, deputies said they found processed marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and an undisclosed amount of cash.  Deputies also seized 16 guns with ammunition and two ATVs. 

The total weight of the pot discovered is estimated at 27.9 lbs. Deputies estimated the street value at $121,000. 

Both suspects are charged with three counts of trafficking marijuana and three counts of conspiring to traffic marijuana. 

They were jailed under $30,000 secured bonds. 

No other details were provided.