PASQUOTANK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – Sixteen pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and two illegally possessed firearms were seized from a home in the southern portion of Pasquotank County Thursday.
Officials arrested a man and woman who lived at the home on Griffin Swamp Road in Elizabeth City.
Joseph Bass and Tiffany Williams were charged with maintaining a dwelling, manufacturing marijuana, trafficking of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. In addition, Bass was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
Bass was placed under a $111,000 secured bond and Williams was placed under a $20,500 secured bond.
“While we know this is a highly debatable topic, we want the citizens of this county to know that we are going to enforce the law regardless of public opinion… We know that marijuana may not specifically be the cause of crime; however, the illegal nature of drug manufacturing operations often increase criminal activity,” said the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office in a Facebook post made Friday morning.