NHSO Vice and Narcotics Bust Marijuana Grow House

       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



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