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Suspicious person call leads to marijuana grow operation

Fayetteville Police seized this cabinet used to grow marijuana, along with other contraband, in a Wednesday morning drug bust. (Photos via Fayetteville Police)

A suspicious person call set in motion a series of events that led to the break up of a marijuana grow operation and the arrest of the caller and others.

Officers from the Fayetteville Police Department received the call Wednesday morning from a home on Whitney Street. The complainant told officers one white male and one black male wearing black hoodies yelled from outside the home, identifying themselves as “Fayetteville Police officers to serve a warrant.” The complainant opened the door and told them he was calling the real cops. When he closed the door, one of the suspects fired one round into the door. The complainant said he then fired warning shots into the ground.

Officers noticed inconsistencies in the stories of those present at the scene, as well as physical evidence. Detectives were able to secure a search warrant for the home where they located a marijuana grow operation. Among the items seized was a large cabinet built for growing marijuana plants with its own ventilation system, heating, cooling, and lighting systems and secured with two locking systems. Also seized was approximately a quarter pound of marijuana packaged in smaller quantities, 11 packages of concentrated marijuana wax, 30 glass smoking devices, suspected cocaine, and a firearm. Other suspected controlled substances were located and are awaiting confirmation of type and classification.

Ryan Camp, age 20, of Fayetteville is charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute, and Manufacturing Marijuana. Mitchell Camp, age 23, of Fayetteville was charged with Possession of Cocaine. Tyler Smith, age 22, of Fayetteville was arrested on an active warrant for his arrest and has pending drug charges.