New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics Detectives concluded an investigation of an indoor marijuana grow operation late Monday night. A search warrant was executed at the residence of 107 Hawthorne Dr. Detectives located two separate indoor grow operations at the residence. The first grow was located in a back room of the residence. The second was found in a storage building located at the rear of the property. More than 150 marijuana plants were seized during the operation. The plants have a potential value of more than $200,000. Also located was harvested marijuana and packaging material. The grow house included an extensive ventilation and artificial lighting equipment. Detectives arrested Harold Monroe Becker Jr. a 56 year old white male for multiple felony drug charges. Becker is currently in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $50,000.00 secure bond.
Harold Monroe Becker Jr.
56 year old white male
Trafficking in Marijuana- felony- 2 counts
PWISD Marijuana- felony- 1 count
Maintain vehicle/dwelling for drugs- felony- 1 count
Possession of Marijuana- felony- 1 count
Possession of Drug- misdemeanor- 1 count
Manufacture Marijuana- felony- 1 count
$50,000.00 Secure Bond