Over 100 Marijuana Plants Seized in Green Mountain

The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department seized over 100 marijuana plants at a residence in Green Mountain last week. Officers received a tip and began surveillance of William Robert Garner, age 47 of Pigeon Roost Road. The officers were also aware of a ticket they had written Garner this past August after discovering marijuana in his possession during a traffic check. Also recent inflated electric bills from the residence raised suspension.  On September 10th officers went to his residence and seized more than 100 plants, arrested Garner and charged him with felony possession of marijuana, maintain dwelling for controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and other related charges. Garner is originally from Georgia and had a Tennessee driver’s license and license plate. Garner has been charged in Ashe and Watauga in the past.