Emergency Update

County offices and facilities are closed on Saturday, January 22.

Road conditions in the county remain icy, especially on bridges and overpasses, so residents are encouraged to stay home and off roads at this time. Visit EmergencyNHC.com for more information.

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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