‘Major’ grow house bust in Berkeley County yields 76 pounds of marijuana, 23 guns


Five Berkeley County residents face charges related to drug trafficking after authorities last week seized marijuana, equipment for growing the drug and nearly two dozen firearms from a “major grow house” near Goose Creek.

At the home at 114 Mimosa Lane, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said its Drug Enforcement Unit discovered about 76 pounds of marijuana, 136 marijuana plants, marijuana wax, butane used to create marijuana wax, Suboxone tablets and equipment for growing marijuana.

Also seized were generators, a utility trailer, a golf cart, a four-wheeler, four other vehicles and 23 firearms, four of which were stolen.

The five people charged in the case are residents of the home or have addresses nearby on Mimosa Lane.

Peter Cook, 54, Harry Holibaugh, 40, and Amanda Land, 42, are charged with trafficking marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, four counts of possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a controlled substance.

Tevon Ambursley, 20, is charged with trafficking marijuana, manufacturing marijuana and four counts of possession of a stolen firearm.

Justin Doke, 23, faces one count of manufacturing marijuana.

All the suspects except Ambursley have been released from jail after posting bail since the bust on May 23.

Sheriff Duane Lewis said Berkeley County is “a safer place” with the operation shut down.

“We are working hard every day to help eliminate the illegal drug problem in Berkeley County,” he said in a statement.

By: Angie Jackson, The Post and Courier