Sunday, August 2, 2009

Don't mess with our dentists!

I know this is a little dated, but it's stories like this that are so fun to talk about.

MARSHVILLE, N.C. – A Union County dentist faces a number of charges after deputies say they discovered dozens of marijuana plants growing on his property.

Andrew Jackson Branch is charged with seven counts, including trafficking marijuana. Investigators say he had 23-ounces of packaged pot inside three vehicles and in his home on Riggins Road in Marshville.

The street value of the drugs is estimated to be more than $134,000. Deputies say they also found three pistols, 11 rifles, two shotguns and about $700.

Branch has a dental practice on North Broom Street in Waxhaw, N.C.

The above link has News 14's video as well if you're interested in actually viewing their coverage.

The Charlotte Observer's story is here for what it's worth.

While the story is interesting, the most fascinating part to me is the amount of fire power he's packing. Is marijuana dealing(?) in Marshville such a dangerous game that it was necessary to have this many guns or is he just avid sportsman/NRA member?

I really do miss The County Edge when stories like this come around.

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