JCSO: 64 Marijuana Plants Seized From Clayton Home

A Clayton man is accused of operating an indoor marijuana growing operation at his home.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted a search warrant at a home in the 5300 block of US70 Business West on Thursday and seized 64 plants from the indoor growing facility, according to Public Information Officer Tammy Amaon.  

The plants had an estimated street value at maturity of $160,000. 

Also seized were a number of firearms and about $600 in cash.

Richard Hampton Talton, 43, of the same address, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Talton was booked into the Johnston County Jail under a $121,000 bond.