Wayne County man charged with growing marijuana

GOLDSBORO, Wayne County - A Wayne county man is behind bars, facing several drug charges.

62-year-old Richard Carlyle Strickland was arrested in August 11th.

On August 8th, members of the Wayne County Sheriff's office ACE team received a complaint about Strickland growing marijuana in his home.

Deputies knocked on his door and were given permission to search the property. While searching, deputies found 360 grams of marijuana, 35 marijuana plants and several items used to package, sell and distribute marijuana.

Strickland faces several charges including manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining dwelling for a controlled substance.

Strickland was given a $10,000 secure bond. 

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