$2.1 Million Marijuana Bust In North Carolina

The Moore County Sheriff's Office took an Asherboro man into custody on Tuesday after discovering a marijuana grow worth more than $2 million.  A search warrant intended for a larceny of power investigation was executed at the residential home in North Carolina.

Deputies seized more than 100 plants, growing lights, fans fertilizer and other grow equipment.  The total weight of the 109 plants equaled 606 pounds, with a street value at an estimated $2.1 million.

Jose Ginante Aliaga, 25, was arrested and charged with trafficking of marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony maintaining a dwelling to store a controlled substance, manufacturing of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony larceny and property damage.  "This was the most sophisticated indoor growing operation that deputies have ever found in Moore County, said Sheriff Neil Godfrey.

Aliaga is being held in jail under a $200,000 bond.