Police Bust Marijuana Growing Operation

On Tuesday afternoon, CMPD officers were called to the Elizabeth neighborhood in Charlotte after someone called about a break-in at 2536 7th Street. When police arrived, they found the door open and discovered the place filled with marijuana, growing equipment and fertilizing chemicals.

Police obtained a search warrant and called the Charlotte Fire Department to monitor the explosive chemicals. Police found over a hundred marijuana plants and all kinds of hi-tech growing equipment inside the duplex.

Police arrested 34-year old Brian Willard Lasher, 34, and charged him with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to sell marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep/sell controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $15,000 bond.

6 Responses to Police Bust Marijuana Growing Operation

  1. Anonymous says:

    i think you maybe need to clarify some facts.
    The police found 132 plants. This hardly qualifies as “hundreds”.
    Secondly, there were no explosive chemicals that needed monitoring. the fire department was called IN CASE there were dangerous chemicals. There weren’t.

    Thirdly, while this is a crime in north carolina, it isn’t a crime in 11 of the 50 states. its unfortunate that our tax dollars will be spent to prosecute and potentially jail a non-violent offender such as mr lasher.

    Heres a link we should all check out.
    http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/01/opinion/edgrinspoon.php

  2. Anonymous says:

    the nerve of the police to arrest someone for growing an illegal drug with intent to sell it. fourthly, your an idiot.

  3. Anonymous says:

    If he wanted to grow the stuff legally then he should move to one of the 11 states where it’s legal. It’s the law and he broke it. Surely “he” could have found better ways of making incoming income than breaking the law forcing tax payers to waste their money on his bad decision to grow in NC. Don’t blame our state and law makers, blame the idot himself. He is where he deserves, it were his choice he make in NC.

  4. Anonymous says:

    In NC it isn’t as bad as it it is in other states.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Map-of-US-state-cannabis-laws.png

  5. Stand Up !! says:

    For everyones knowledge I know this man personally and he never sold any of this sacred herb. Nor did he intend to. He now lives far from NC the racist, homophobic, religious shit hole.To the anonymous who posted this..
    “the nerve of the police to arrest someone for growing an illegal drug with intent to sell it. fourthly, your an idiot.”
    You're is a contraction of the two words you and are. Let me guess you never smoked weed huh? Did you graduate high school ? I think we have proven who the real idiot here is… YOU ! You can't even spell correctly. now wipe that law enforcement cum off your chin and scram…

  6. Truth says:

    P.S. The fact is Cannabis is a safe and effective medicine. Having a law against something doesn't make it bad or harmful. The bull Shi* you have been fed about Cannabis is all drummed up in an effort to manipulate the truth and generate more funds for the DEA. These are facts, not racist lies like the ones told to make Cannabis illegal. Wake up learn some truth don't let the DEA lie to you. USE YOUR BRAIN !!!!