Investigators seize 210 marijuana plants from North Carolina home

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An image of some of the seized plants (WSOC)

MOOREVILLE, N.C. – Two people have been arrested after authorities seized more than 200 marijuana plants from a North Carolina home, according to officials.

The Mooresville Tribune reported that law enforcement shut down the drug operation after executing a search warrant at 260 Brumley Road in Mooresville.

Authorities believe the 3,200-square foot four-bedroom home had been used for the sole purpose of growing and manufacturing marijuana.

The 210 marijuana plants that were seized ranged in size from seedlings to plants that were six feet high, according to the paper.

The two men who were arrested were inside the home during the search. They were each jailed in Iredell County under a $100,000 secured bond.

Thomas Nicholas Smith, Jr., 49, and James Todd Moose, 47, both face charges of trafficking marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony maintaining a dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia.