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Former North Wilkesboro mayor charged in marijuana bust

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WILKESBORO, N.C. — A former North Wilkesboro mayor has been charged in an 8-pound marijuana bust.

Neil Cashion, 65, is accused of three felonies related to trafficking marijuana.

A storage space where the drugs were kept was raided in November. Two months later, lab technicians officially confirmed that the substance was marijuana.

The former mayor also faces several misdemeanors.