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Around 500 marijuana plants seized during New Kent arrest

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Posted at 9:43 PM, Dec 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-15 21:43:57-05

NEW KENT, Va. — A search warrant led to the discovery of multiple grow rooms within the basement of a New Kent home.

Danny Ray Norwood, age 54, of the 1400 block of S. Waterside Drive was arrested on several felony charges Monday morning.

Multiple jurisdictions were involved in the search and arrest. The Twin Rivers Narcotics Task Force (Charles City, King William, and New Kent Sheriff’s Offices, West Point PD and the Virginia State Police), Virginia State Police tactical teams and Special Agents, and personnel from the ATF were present.

Approximately 500 plants were seized from the grow operation along with hydroponic grow equipment to include timers, lights, water systems, and fertilizer.

Norwood was arrested on the following felony charges: manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana in excess of five pounds with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm while in possession of more than one pound of marijuana.

He is currently held without bond.