3 arrested in Davidson County after detectives seize $900K worth of marijuana in growing operation

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Lisa Everhart, Timothy Everhart and George Matthew Keen

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A major marijuana growing operation was shut down Thursday.

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the Thomasville Police Department Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 1129 Turner Road in Lexington.

During the search, detectives located 315 marijuana plants growing in multiple rooms of a storage building that had been customized to grow “high-grade” marijuana. The building was equipped with ventilation, lighting and a watering system.

Detectives also found approximately 900 grams of marijuana packaged for sale and an additional 48 grams inside the home.

George Keen, 33, Timothy Everhart, 52, and Lisa Everhart, 49, were all arrested as a result of the investigation.

Timothy and Lisa Everhart, who own the home, were both charged with trafficking marijuana by possession, trafficking marijuana by manufacture, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both received a $1 million secured bond and are scheduled to appear in Davidson County District Court on Jan. 28.

George Keen was charged with manufacturing marijuana and received a $25,000 unsecured bond. He is expected to appear in court on Jan. 28 as well.

Detectives obtained additional information while searching the home that led them to a second home located at 160 Taylor Road in Lexington.

During an investigation at that home, detectives located another 300 marijuana plants in a customized grow setting.

Authorities said the total street value of the marijuana and plants seized is estimated to be worth more than $900,000.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.