Homeowners react to major drug bust at their Davidson County rental home

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- A beloved family home turned into a massive drug operation.

The owners of the Davidson County home told FOX8 they were shocked to learn their renters of three years are now facing drug charges, after allegedly turning their Indian Wells Circle home into a growing house.

Monday, Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said deputies found more than 500 pounds of marijuana in the house, with an approximate street value of $828,000.

The owners, who asked FOX8 not to use their names, said they had only one interaction with renters Hong Nguyen and Hai Nguyen, who are now in jail under $5 million bonds. The couple said there were no red flags -- the renters always paid on time, and they never received any complaints from neighbors. The owners of the house said they feel victimized, as their house is heavily damaged.

Sheriff Grice said the Nguyens refused to give a statement to investigators. He added that there is a language barrier, as the men's first language is Vietnamese. A translator from the Greensboro Police Department was brought in to help.