Suspicious person call in Fayetteville leads to pot bust


Fayetteville police on Jan. 17 responding to a suspicious person call at a Whitney Street residence seized a quarter-pound of marijuana and other drugs, and located a marijuana grow operation.

Ryan Camp, 20, of Fayetteville, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and manufacturing marijuana, said Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Chad Myers.

Mitchell Camp, 23, of Fayetteville, was charged with possession of cocaine, said Myers.

Tyler Smith, 22, of Fayetteville, was arrested on an active warrant for his arrest and has pending drug charges, Myers said.

Myers said that officers initially responded to 180 Whitney Street near Ga. Highway 85 South in reference to a suspicious person call.

“Upon arrival, the complainant told officers that one white male and one black male wearing black hoodies had yelled from outside the residence identifying themselves as ‘Fayetteville Police officers to serve a warrant,” said Myers.

“The complainant opened the door and said he was calling the real cops and while closing the door, one of the suspects fired one round into the door,” Myers said. “The complainant advised that he returned fire, shooting warning shots into the ground. During the investigation, inconsistencies were found in the stories given by each of the people present at the scene, as well as physical evidence. Using the information obtained, detectives were able to secure a search warrant for the residence.”

Myers said detectives during the search located a marijuana grow operation and seized a large cabinet built for the purpose of growing marijuana plants.

The cabinet was secured with two locking systems and included its own ventilation system, heating, cooling and lighting systems, Myers said.

Also seized during the search was approximately a quarter-pound of marijuana packaged in smaller quantities, approximately 11 packages of concentrated marijuana wax, suspected cocaine, approximately 30 glass smoking devices of various sizes and a firearm. Other suspected controlled substances were located and are awaiting confirmation on their type and classification, Myers said.