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Raid nets marijuana on Mountain Street
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A Mountain Street man has been bound to the grand jury after lawmen raided his home and found drugs and other items, suggesting he was in the drug dealing business.The suspect, Robert Michael Moffitt, 47, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Special Judge John Damron and was bound to the grand jury on charges of possession of drugs for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm during an attempt to commit a felony.His arrest came after narcotics officers raided his home and found marijuana which they believe he was planning to sell.“During the search we found approximately seven ounces of suspected marijuana which was wrapped in eight separate plastic bags,” said sheriff’s investigator Corey Knowles of what was found in Moffitt’s house, noting there were also some pills found.Knowles went on to say there were items found, along with the individually wrapped bags of marijuana, that convince officers Moffitt was trafficking marijuana.“A set of digital scales and 150-count box of sandwich bags were found,” Knowles said, adding there was also evidence someone in the house was using marijuana. “A small multi-colored glass smoking pipe and small metal smoking pipe were also discovered.”Knowles brought the weapons charges after lawmen found three guns inside a closet in the master bedroom. Possession of firearms in the same place lawmen suspect drug dealing is being done led to the extra charge.