Raid turns up 300 pot plants in Waves
By IRENE NOLAN
A raid yesterday, Feb. 3, led law enforcement officers to about 150
marijuana plants in Waves and another 150 in Southern Shores.
According to a release from The Dare County Sheriff’s office, county
deputies, assisted by North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement, found 150
marijuana plants and other products related to a large pot-growing
operation while serving a warrant yesterday morning in the northern
Hatteras Island village of Waves.
The raid was at a house at 25239 Laughing Gull Lane and was not
A related raid later in the day at a residence in Southern Shores
turned up another 150 plants and more evidence of a large marijuana
Arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana and manufacture of
marijuana are Ritchie McGhee, 47, of 154 Holly Trail in Southern
Shores, and Tammy French, 38, of the same address. The two are being
held in lieu of $75,000 bond.
The sheriff’s office said the man and woman who were arrested and
charged in Southern Shores were also responsible for the Waves
Also involved in the investigation were the Nags Head Police
Department, the Kill Devil Hills Police Department, the Southern Shores
Police Department, and the State Bureau of Investigation.