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Report: Duo arrested after head shop search

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David Lynch, Jr., 30 David Lynch, Jr., 30
Zachery Simpson, 22 Zachery Simpson, 22

Two men were arrested Tuesday for selling marijuana out of a local head shop, according to the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.

During an undercover operation on January 13, narcotics detectives bought marijuana from Smoke Rings, a store on Blowing Rock Road where novelty items and glassware are sold to be used for tobacco.

Following the operation, a search warrant was executed on the shop. During the search detectives said they seized 1.3 lbs of marijuana, with a street value between $4,000 and $6,000.

David Lynch, Jr., 30, and Zachery Simpson, 22, were both arrested and charged with conspiracy to sell/deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling/place/vehicle for a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana.

Lynch was also charged with possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both men were taken to the Watauga County Detention Facility and placed under a $10,000 bond each. They are due in court on March 18.

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