Rockwell man charged after deputy finds nine marijuana plants

  • Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 6:04 a.m.
Kenneth Lee Newsome
Kenneth Lee Newsome

ROCKWELL — Rowan authorities found nine marijuana plants at a Rockwell home following a deputy’s response to check on the property there.

Kenneth Lee Newsome, 51, of the 6700 block of Brookes Road, Rockwell, was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, manufacture a controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling place for controlled substances, both felonies, a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report said.

Newsome was released from the Rowan County jail after posting a $5,000 secured bond.

Authorities said the marijuana plants were located at 8320 Fisher Road, Rockwell, on property that belonged to Newsome, who was building a new house. Deputies made the discovery after responding to the area to check the doors to a construction trailer left open.

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