Pot-grow operation found at Raleigh home of Char-Grill manager

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A Raleigh man is accused of growing nearly a kilogram of marijuana after police raided his home on Friday. (Ryon Wilder)

A Raleigh man is accused of growing nearly a kilogram of marijuana after police raided his home on Friday.

A search warrant shows that Raleigh police conducted the raid after a citizen told them the suspect was selling pot and cocaine out of the "back door" of a popular burger joint the man managed.

Ryon Wilder, 30, is facing charges of manufacturing marijuana, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.

In the search warrant, Wilder is listed as the manager of the Char-Grill restaurant on Edwards Mill Road.

It appears none of his charges involve the restaurant and or cocaine.

After searching Wilder's place, which is in the Wade Park subdivision just a couple of miles from the restaurant, police said they found 852 grams of marijuana, grow lights, tents, vents, chemicals, soil, numerous marijuana plants, four long guns, and one handgun.

ABC11 spoke with the owner of the Char-Grill who said he is Wilder's father; however, he declined to comment further except to say the guns taken by police were hunting weapons.

Several of Wilder's neighbors and customers at the restaurant said they're shocked and surprised at the arrest and allegations.

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