Two charged after marijuana operation found in Winston-Salem

(L-R) Ronnie Fillingim Jr., Bobby Joe Moore

(L-R) Ronnie Fillingim Jr., Bobby Joe Moore

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two men were charged after police say they discovered a marijuana grow operation at their residence in Winston-Salem Wednesday.

Officers were conducting foot patrol near Patterson Ave when they detected a strong odor of fresh marijuana in the area.

Their investigation led them to the home at 2500 N. Patterson Ave. where they spoke to the owner Ronnie Lee Fillingim Jr., 33, and Bobby Joe Moore, 41, who also reside at the home.

After they gave consent to search the home, officers discovered a complete marijuana grow operation including heat lamps, fans, fertilizer, packaging materials, drug paraphernalia, 12 marijuana plants, and over 1,880 grams of cultivated marijuana.

Total value of all seized evidence was approximately $39,000.

Both men were charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, felony maintain a dwelling for violating the controlled substance act and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were each given a $5,000 secured bond with a court date of 3-28-14.

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