Deputies arrest suspect in marijuana bust

BELHAVEN, BEAUFORT COUNTY - Deputies arrested a man for allegedly growing marijuana in his Beaufort County home.

According to the Sheriff's Office, 61-year-old Leo Huggins was arrested Wednesday night at his home on Old Pamlico Beach Road in Belhaven. Investigators said they found 1,220 grams of marijuana, six firearms, and an indoor marijuana-growing operation at the suspect's residence.

Huggins has been charged with felony possession of marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to facilitate drug activity, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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