Thomasville man arrested in marijuana operation
A Thomasville man was arrested and authorities seized five pounds of marijuana Tuesday in the bust of an indoor grow lab.
Daniel Nathan Halker, 37, was arrested at his home on 205 Doak St. in connection with the alleged operation and was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond. His charges include manufacture of marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substances, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
According to arresting officers with the Thomasville Police Department, including Det. Wendell Amos of the TPD Special Operations Division, the lab they found was an “elaborate, indoor grow lab which was producing a large amount of marijuana.” Officers estimated the value of the marijuana seized to be in excess of $10,000. The amount of cocaine and heroin seized at the residence was not released.
“We’re still finalizing the details of the investigation,” Amos said.
The TPD Special Operations Division was assisted by the N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement Division and Homeland Security Investigations in executing a search warrant that led to the arrest. According to a news release, the investigation stemmed from “complaints of illegal activity occurring at the location from citizens of the community.”
TPD Chief Jeff Insley credited his division, as well as the federal agencies assisting, with a team effort that took a major drug dealer off the streets. He added that it is a great benefit to the community any time multiple agencies are involved in a successful operation.
Staff Writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 847-9911, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.