Thomasville man busted for ‘elaborate’ indoor marijuana grow lab

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Daniel Nathan Halker

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police have arrested a man in connection with an indoor marijuana grow lab and numerous other drug violations.

The Special Operations Division of the Thomasville Police Department, assisted by North Carolina ALE and Homeland Security Investigations, executed a search warrant in the 200 block of Doak Street on Tuesday.

Officers found what they called an “elaborate indoor grow lab” that was producing large amounts of marijuana. Police seized five pounds of marijuana, and also seized cocaine and heroin.

Officers estimated the value of the marijuana to be in excess of $10,000.

Daniel Nathan Halker, 37, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell/deliver, maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Halker was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond, with a pending court date in Thomasville.


  • John

    lol – “grow lab”…..Growing plants indoors under artificial light has NOTHING to do with a lab…give me a break….I hate he had cocaine and heroin, otherwise I would support this man 100%.

  • mojorisin73

    They need to legalize marijuana like did in Colorado and stop wasting tax dollars on busting non-violent offenders just because they choose to do something that’s less harmful than alcohol and pills. Another thing, having Homeland Security, Homeland Stupidity as I call them, being apart of arresting and locking people up for growing a plant, really?I thought they were put here to catch “terrorists” not harass American citizens which should be protected under the Constitution in the first place. Big pharma is getting desperate, using Homeland Stupidity to bust people growing their own medicine, God Forbid, one cuts into their pill profits…..smh

    • Jessica McManus

      Lets not forget the cocaine and heroine…not exactly harmless by any means. The marijuna i support but to say that its a waste of time or tax payers money to clean up cocaine an heroine is untrue, as someone who has recently lost my dad to heroine addiction couldnt be happier to see this guy busted. Just saying

  • Kevin Sabet

    It’s such a same that so many tax payer resources go to fight the boogie man that grows plant I read an article saying that police don’t have resources for rapeinvestigations but hourmronyyeyo have endless tax payer money for vilifying and chasing plants. What is wrong with these policedepartments. History will frown on these clowns.

    • Wendy

      There’s big $$, and even larger “I’m a hero bragging rights” to local government for taking weed off the streets. Unfortunately, real criminals, ie. rapists, child molestors, serial violent abusers (both, men & women) etc. cost the system & proves to be only a financial burden on a local, state, and federal level, so those guys are freed to continue destroying lives of others. There’s years of studies & still no proven evidence that weed leads to harder drugs or that tobacco and alcohol users lead to smoking weed, but heroine & cocaine users do tend to use those harder drugs in addition to weed. One is not dependent of the other factor. Legalizing marijuana will only stimulate the economy from the smallest of local man to federal government but if we financially bail ourselves out of this black hole we are in then “they” (extreme conservative retards) will have to admit they were wrong, and being a “toking” hippie is actually a great thing for all-man-kind.

      • FaithC

        Wendy you’re a freakin idiot. I know first hand pot can or may lead to harder drugs. My sister was a prime example. So study the facts before you speak captain obvious!

  • Pookie

    Don’t do drugs, because you will end up dumb! Better yet don’t hang out with dummie head druggers supports 😷

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