Over 500 pounds of marijuana seized from Lexington home

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Hong Nguyen, 45, and Hai Nguyen, 37
Hong Nguyen, 45, and Hai Nguyen, 37
image courtesy Davidson County Sheriff's Office via WGHP

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- Two men were arrested Monday after authorities said they found 17 trash bags full of marijuana worth more than $800,000 inside a gutted home.

The Davidson County Sheriff's Office said there were eight different growing rooms and several thousand dollars worth of electrical equipment, WGHP reports.

Hong Nguyen, 45, and Hai Nguyen, 37, were both charged with trafficking and manufacturing marijuana.

Both were taken to the Davidson County Jail on a $5,000,000 bond.

Officials say the two men were stealing power for the home and blew a transformer in the area Saturday night, prior to investigators receiving a tip about the operation.

Authorities said more than 500 pounds of marijuana were seized.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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