Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Update on Creole House in Cornelius

Man grew marijuana in Cornelius restaurant, police say

Police on Tuesday arrested the owner of the Creole House restaurant on North Main Street after making an undercover drug buy and seizing 87 marijuana plants, cash and marijuana growing equipment from a room on the restaurant's second floor, Cornelius police Detective Lt. Jennifer Thompson said.

Police charged Darin Jerome Nicolas, 44, with one felony count of sale and delivery of marijuana and two felony counts each of manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling to manufacture marijuana.

Nicolas is in the Mecklenburg County Jail this morning under an $80,000 secured bond.

(Courtesy of the Charlotte Observer)

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