Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 4, 2011

WOODLEAF — A Woodleaf man is facing drug charges after officers with the Rowan County Sherriff’s Office found marijuana plants growing at his home.
Donald Mark Crider, 50, of 1935 Needmore Road, has been charged with trafficking marijuana, manufacturing marijuana and felony maintaining dwelling to manufacture marijuana.
According to an arrest report, Crider was found manufacturing more than 10 pounds but less than 50 pounds of marijuana Saturday.
He was also charged with felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.
Police seized more than $9,300 worth of stolen firearms and ammunition from his home.
Crider faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon.
He was convicted of selling and delivering cocaine in Iredell County in September 1982 and sentenced to six months behind bars.
Crider was being held in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $110,000 bond.