Shots fired call leads to drug charges

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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:22 pm

LITTLETON — A shots fired call led to drug charges for a Littleton woman after police found equipment for growing marijuana at her residence.

Drug Agent Anzell Harris, of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, said Monday Sgt. Stanley Rodwell received a call reporting shots fired in the area of Faulcon Road in Littleton. When Rodwell responded, he found several men in a wooded area firing high-powered rifles at trees.

Lt. George Evans responded to the scene as well, Harris said, and as they performed a pat down on the men, Evans found one of the males was in possession of a marijuana grinder and a small amount of marijuana. The man, whose name was not released, was given a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

During this investigation, the owner of the property, identified as Angel Leah Bertram, 22, of Littleton, gave Evans written consent to search the residence.

“During the search, (Evans) located in the back bedroom what appeared to be a marijuana grow room,” Harris said.

Harris and Narcotics Lt. Scott Hall responded to the scene after Evans called them, Harris said, and found the room was insulated and covered with aluminum foil on one side. A hole for exhaust was cut in the side of the residence, according to Harris, who added there were dried marijuana leaves throughout the room.

Planting materials, a grow light, marijuana pipes and growing chemicals were found in the residence as well, Harris said. Several marijuana plants were also found growing in pots in the back yard of the residence.

Bertram was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and simple possession of marijuana. She is free under a $6,000 bond and is due in court Sept. 5.

Harris said anyone wishing to report a drug complaint may call the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Line at 252-583-2282.

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