East Bend — Men in East Bend face multiple drug charges after a Yadkin County agent “knocks and talks” at a Bloomtown Road home on April 20. .. Worried citizens also mentioned smelling marijuana as they passed the dwellings on Bloomtown Road.
According to a sheriff’s office press release, the use and sale of marijuana has led to a large number of public complaints.
“These places are considered annoying, despite causing many safety issues to the community and increasing acceptance by our society,” the release said.
During this knock and talk, the owner and resident were identified as 49-year-old Christopher Michael Willborn. A large indoor marijuana cultivation operation was discovered in the basement of this dwelling. The operation was dismantled by a representative of the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office with the support of the Surry County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Investigation.
A total of 90 marijuana plants have been found growing in the basement, and additional marijuana and drug-related equipment have been placed throughout the dwelling. A total of over £ 30 of marijuana was confiscated. The agent also found 37 firearms, including rifles, shotguns, and handguns, and thousands of ammunition in the dwelling. This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.
Wilborn was arrested and charged with two felony charges for trafficking Schedule VI regulated substances, one felony for producing Schedule VI regulated substances, and one felony for maintaining a drug residence.
Wilborn received a $ 40,000 secured bond and was scheduled to appear in court on April 21st.