Grow operation busted, 100 pounds of marijuana seized

Staff Report

Stokes County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team served a search warrant at 1140 Augusta Hicks Rd. in Walnut Cove on Tuesday, Aug. 8. A marijuana grow operation was located behind the residence and more than 100 pounds of marijuana was seized.

Patrick Dogan, 49 years old, was charged with felony trafficking in marijuana, felony manufacture marijuana, felony maintaining a drug dwelling and misdemeanor marijuana paraphernalia.

“This is a large quantity of marijuana that will not be on the streets. Our detectives did a great job in this investigation,” said Stokes County Sheriff Mike Marshall.

Dogan is being held at the Stokes County Jail under a $60,500 bond.

Staff Report