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Wilmington man charged with growing marijuana and mushrooms

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is facing several charges after a late night drug bust by Wilmington Police uncovered a house filled with marijuana and Psilocybin, also known as mushrooms.

Christopher James Harris, 33, was arrested after vice investigators executed a search warrant on his apartment at on McClelland Drive. Investigators said when they entered the property they found 716 grams of marijuana and more than 36 trays of mushrooms all packed and ready for distribution. Investigators said the drug grow operation took up an entire bedroom.

Police said Harris is charged with maintain a dwelling for the purpose of keeping a controlled substance, manufacturing a schedule one controlled substance, manufacturing marijuana, possession with the intent to sell and distribute a schedule one controlled substance, possession with the intent to sell and distribute marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harris is in the New Hanover County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.


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