Two individuals were arrested for growing marijuana in their crawl space.

Several Jackson Springs residents called Moore County Sheriff’s Office of suspicious behavior and suspected drug activity at 707 Currie Mill Road, according to a news release from Sheriff Godfrey.

After conducting a consent-search on August 1st, deputies found a marijuana crop growing in the crawl space of the home.

Garry Moore Strickland Jr., age 35, and Crystal Genevieve Strickland, age 34, were arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the storage of a controlled-substance, the possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor child abuse.

Garry and Crystal Strickland had 16 marijuana plants growing underneath their house, and deputies also found 39 grams of marijuana. The Strickland’s had a total of 2,306 grams of marijuana in their house with a street value of 20,000.  Sheriff Godfrey added deputies found drug paraphernalia and assorted drug paraphernalia used to grow and manufacture marijuana at their residence.

According to the news release, both were released on a $25,000 unsecured bond with an August 22, 2017 District Court date.

Photo Courtesy of Moore County Sheriff’s Office


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