Marijuana grow operation discovered at Spencer apartment

Published 2:06 pm Thursday, April 5, 2018

SPENCER — Investigators raided a Spencer apartment Wednesday and found seven medium-size marijuana plants growing in a confined space. Two people were arrested.

High-intensity lights and a cooling system had been installed to cultivate the plants, authorities said.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and Spencer Police Department received information about someone operating an indoor marijuana growing operation at the apartment.

Cori Brooks Mayhew, 25, and Zachary Lance, 28, were charged with manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mayhew remains in the Rowan County jail under a $50,000 secured bond, which includes charges on an unrelated incident. Lance remains in jail under a $5,000 secured bond.