WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Police arrested five people and confiscated nearly 43 pounds or 19.6 kilos of marijuana during an investigation into grow operations in Winston-Salem.
The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Special Investigations Division began conducting an initiative targeting marijuana grow operations in July. The department was assisted by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement, the Forsyth County and Stokes County Sheriff’s Offices and the Kernersville Police Department.
Searches were conducted at 1329 Pinebluff Dr. and 3703 Northampton Dr., according to Winston-Salem police.
Investigators found a total of 19.6 kilograms, or 43 pounds, of marijuana, a shotgun, a handgun, Vicodin and Alprazolam tablets, and drug paraphernalia worth nearly $185,000.
The following people were arrested during the investigation:
- Krystal Dianne Jumper, 27, of 3703 Northampton Dr., was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia;
- Angela Gay Jumper, 51, of 3703 Northampton Dr., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia;
- Seth Aaron Bailey, 38, of 1329 Pinebluff Road, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, felony possession marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia;
- Nicholas Coley, 30, of 1329 Pinebluff Road, charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; and
- Justin Beaver, 30, of 4545 Pebble Lake Dr. in Pfafftown, charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Winston-Salem Police Department also assisted the SBI with an investigation into marijuana growing operations in the western counties of North Carolina. That led to the seizure of approximately 1,000 marijuana plants which are worth more than $2 million.