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2 arrested after pot-growing operation found

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From staff reports

Monday, July 22, 2019

Two Pasquotank County residents are facing felony charges after police discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation at their residence.

Joseph Daniel Bass and Tiffany Nicole Williams, both of the 700 block of Griffin Swamp Road, were arrested Thursday by agents of the Albemarle Drug Task Force, a news release from the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office states. The release does not state their ages.

According to the release, Bass was charged with the following offenses: Two counts of felony trafficking of marijuana; one felony count each of maintaining a dwelling, manufacturing marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia.

Bass was confined at Albemarle District Jail on a secured bond of $111,000, the release states.

According to the news release, Williams was charged with the following offenses: Two counts of felony trafficking of marijuana; one felony count each of maintaining a dwelling, manufacturing marijuana and one misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia.

Williams was confined at Albemarle District Jail on a secured bond of $20,500, the release states.

An online inmate search Sunday indicated that Bass and Williams had each posted bond and had been released from custody.

According to the news release, on Thursday the drug task force served a warrant at the Griffin Swamp Road residence, where agents discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation. Police seized several marijuana plants and approximately 16 pounds of packaged marijuana, plus drug paraphernalia and two illegally possessed firearms.

The Albemarle Drug Task Force is made up of agents from the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office and the Elizabeth City Police Department.