Caldwell County sheriff candidate, son arrested on marijuana charges

(left) Robert Crump (right) Will Crump

The Democratic candidate for the sheriff of Caldwell County and his son have been arrested this week on marijuana charges, according to officials. 

Robert "Dusty " Lewis Crump, 63, and his son and campaign manager, Will Dixon Crump, 30, are both charged with felonious possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana and felonious maintain a dwelling to keep/store a controlled substance. 

The month-long investigation came to a close after SWAT secured the Crump home and a search of the house was conducted. Several bags and containers of individually packaged marijuana, digital weighing scales, packaging material, ledgers, and numerous other items of drug paraphernalia were found inside the home, according to the SBI. 

A total of 246.5 grams (or over 1/2 pound) of marijuana was seized. The marijuana has a street value of $6,150, according to state guidelines. 

Investigators said a 30-30 rifle along with a sum of U.S. currency was also seized from the home. A portion of the cash contained marker bills, which had been used in some of the previous undercover marijuana buys. This money was found to be in the sheriff candidate Robert Crump's possession. 

Robert was given a $7,500 bond and Will was given a $15,000 bond. 

This case is being handled by the North Carolina State Bureau Investigation.