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Deputies: Man busted with 93 pot plants in Deep Gap

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Abrham Shaki, 58 (Source: Watauga County Sheriff's Office) Abrham Shaki, 58 (Source: Watauga County Sheriff's Office)
Photo from inside the pot bust  (Source: Watauga County Sheriff's Office) Photo from inside the pot bust (Source: Watauga County Sheriff's Office)
DEEP GAP, NC (WBTV) -

A Fleetwood man has been arrested after deputies say they found him with 93 marijuana plants in a large factory in Deep Gap.

Deputies say they executed a search warrant last week on a factory along the 200-block of Joe Greer Road. They say half the building was used as a business, the other half was being used to grow pot.

Investigators say 32 Marijuana plants were fully mature and ready for harvest, while the other 61 plants varied from 3 inches to 4 feet. 

In total, deputies say the plants weighed about 31 pounds.

"A fully mature Marijuana plant can produce anywhere from ½ lbs to 1 lb of actual Marijuana bud. With a total of 93 plants, this grow could have potentially yielded approximately 46 - 93 lbs of Marijuana," deputies told WBTV.

"A typical pound of Marijuana is sold for $4,500.  This would mean that the seized plants could have potentially made $207,000 - $418,500."

Fifty-eight-year-old Abrham Shaki was charged with trafficking marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, among other charges.

Shaki was taken to the Watauga County Detention Facility, where he is being held on a $10,000 bond.

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