Goose Creek 136 marijuana plants, 23 guns seized from Berkeley County

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Goose Creek, S.C. (WCIV) — The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office announced that its Drug Enforcement Unit busted a major marijuana growhouse at 114 Mimosa Lane in Goose Creek on May 23.

The department announced the bust on its Facebook page.

The search warrant resulted in the seizure of:

  • 136 live marijuana plants
  • 33,941 grams of marijuana (field tested presumptive)
  • 18 gross grams of marijuana wax (field tested presumptive)
  • 818 gross grams of marijuana (field tested presumptive)
  • 2 tablets of suboxon
  • marijuana growing equipment
  • 23 firearms, four of which were confirmed to be stolen.
  • two generators
  • a utility trailer
  • a golf cart
  • a 4-wheeler
  • a 1991 Jeep
  • a 1999 Corvette
  • a 2004 GMC Dually truck
  • a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria and
  • Over 10 gallons of butane in the grow house, used in the creating of a marijuana-based wax.

Arrested because of the investigation were:

• Peter Cook, 54, of 124 Mimosa Lane He was charged with trafficking marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, poss. of stolen firearm x 4, possession of a controlled substance. He was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center for warrant service. He was released on May 26 on a $135,000 surety bond.

• Harry Holibaughn, 40, of 114 Mimosa Lane. He was charged with trafficking marijuana, manufacturing marijuana., possession of stolen firearm x 4, possession of a controlled substance. He was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center for warrant service. He was released on May 25 on a $82,125 surety bond.

• Amanda Land, 42, of 134 Mimosa Lane. She was charged with trafficking in marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, possession of a stolen firearm X4, possession of a controlled substance. She was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center for warrant service. She was released on May 25 on a $75,000 surety bond.

• Tevon Ambursley, 20, of 114 Mimosa Lane. He was charged with trafficking in marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, possession of stolen firearms X4. He was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center pending warrant service. He remains in jail pending the posting of a $75,000 surety bond.

• Justin Doke, 23, of 114 Mimosa Lane. He was charged with manufacturing marijuana and transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center. He was released on May 25 after posting a $25,000 surety bond.

The guns that were seized include the following:

  • High Standard 1911 .45 Caliber pistol – Stolen out of Charleston County
  • S&W .357 Magnum, Model 686-4 – Stolen out of Dorchester County
  • Glock Model 21, .45 Caliber pistol – Stolen out of Orangeburg County
  • Ruger 22 Caliber long rifle, Mark III Target
  • Colt .223 Model – Match Target Lightweight rifle – Stolen out of Charleston County
  • Ruger .22 Caliber, Model 10/22
  • Palmetto State Armory .223, Model PA-15 rifle with Barska scope
  • Doublestar Corp. Winchester Model Star 15, 5.56 rifle
  • Bersa Thunder .380 pistol
  • Beretta M9 9mm, Model 92FS pistol
  • S&W M&P pistol, stainless steel .40 Caliber
  • S&W Model 66-2 .357 Magnum
  • Daily 1911, .45 Caliber pistol
  • International 7.62 Model Sporter rifle
  • Saiga .223 ROM rifle
  • ROGG10 Arsenal Model RA09020514 .223/556 Rifle
  • Bushmaster XM15 .223/556 Rifle
  • Ruger .357 Magnum
  • Sportsman 9mm pistol
  • SCCY 9mm pistol
  • S&W SD40 .40 Caliber pistol
  • Armada National .45 Caliber pistol
  • S&W 44 Magnum, Model 29-2

“This case represents the culmination of some great work by the Drug Enforcement Unit. As you can see, the amount of firearms and substantial amount of marijuana and 15 gallons of butane is a recipe for bad things to happen. Berkeley County is a safer place with this operation shut down. We are working hard every day to help eliminate the illegal drug problem in Berkeley County,” said Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis.

The search warrant was the result of an ongoing drug investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Unit which consists of members of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, Goose Creek and Moncks Corner Police Departments.

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