'Major' marijuana grow house, stolen firearms seized in Berkeley County

Tevon Ambursley (Source: BCSO)
Tevon Ambursley (Source: BCSO)
Justin Doke (Source: BCSO)
Justin Doke (Source: BCSO)
Harry Holibaughn (Source: BCSO)
Harry Holibaughn (Source: BCSO)
Amanda Land (Source: BCSO)
Amanda Land (Source: BCSO)

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office say a "major" marijuana grow house and stolen firearms have been seized in Goose Creek.

On May 23, BCSO's Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a search warrant at a home on Mimosa Lane where more than 100 marijuana plants and more than 33,000 grams of marijuana were confiscated.

In addition, four stolen firearms were recovered.

The investigation led to the arrest of 54-year-old Peter Cook, 42-year-old Amanda Land, 20-year-old Tevon Ambursley, 23-year-old Justin Doke and 40-year-old Harry Holibaughn.

"This case represents the culmination of some great work by the Drug Enforcement Unit. As you can see, the amount of firearms and substantial amount of marijuana and 15 gallons of butane is a recipe for bad things to happen. Berkeley County is a safer place with this operation shut down. We are working hard every day to help eliminate the illegal drug problem in Berkeley County," Sheriff Duane Lewis stated.

The sheriff's office released the following information on the bust:

The search warrant resulted in the seizure of 136 live marijuana plants, 33,941 grams of marijuana (field tested presumptive), 18 gross grams of marijuana wax (field tested presumptive), 818 gross grams of marijuana (field tested presumptive), 2 tablets of suboxon, marijuana growing equipment, two generators, a utility trailer, a golf cart, a 4-wheeler, a 1991 Jeep, a 1999 Corvette, a 2004 GMC Dually truck, a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria and 23 firearms, 4 of which were confirmed to be stolen. There were over 10 gallons of butane in the grow house. This is used in the creating of a marijuana based wax.

Arrested because of this investigation were:
• Peter Cook, 54 of 124 Mimosa Lane He was charged with Trafficking Marijuana, Manufacturing Marijuana, poss. of stolen firearm x 4, poss. of a controlled substance. He was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center for warrant service. He was released on May 26 on a $135,000 surety bond.

• Harry Holibaughn, 40 of 114 Mimosa Lane. He was charged with Trafficking Marijuana, Manufacturing Marijuana., poss. of stolen firearm x 4, poss. of a controlled substance. He was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center for warrant service. He was released on May 25 on a $82,125 surety bond. 


• Amanda Land, 42 of 134 Mimosa Lane. She was charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession of a Stolen Firearm X4, Possession of a Controlled Substance. She was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center for warrant service. She was released on May 25 on a $75,000 surety bond.


• Tevon Ambursley, 20 of 114 Mimosa Lane. He was charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession of Stolen Firearms X4. He was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center pending warrant service. He remains in jail pending the posting of a $75,000 surety bond. 


• Justin Doke, 23 of 114 Mimosa Lane. He was charged with Manufacturing Marijuana and transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center. He was released on May 25 after posting a $25,000 surety bond.

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