EAGLE SPRINGS — Two men were arrested in connection to an alleged larceny of industrial hemp plants Sept. 4. …..reports the Asheboro, North Carolina Courier Tribune.
Let’s be honest they don’t look like the smartest peas in the pod.
According to a press release from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a complaint in reference to several industrial hemp plants being stolen from a field in the Eagle Springs area of Moore County.
Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a variety of of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products.
It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun for usable fiber.
During the investigation of the larceny, two men were identified as suspects in the case.
Preston Omar Cole, 28, of 250 Leak Road, Jackson Springs, and Lucas Brant Phillips, 19, of 439 Winford Road, Eagle Springs, were charged with larceny of ungathered crops and injury to trees/crops/lands.
Cole received a $3,000 unsecured bond and Phillips received a $3,000 secured bond.
Both are scheduled to appear in Moore County District Court Sept. 25.