Mooresville Police busts large marijuana growing operation

Arrested: Robert Fleak

Mooresville police busted an elaborate marijuana growing operation last Thursday, February 5.

The investigators obtained a search warrant for a home off Mount Ulla Highway, Mooresville. The operation was going on in an outbuilding behind the home.

60-year-old Robert Fleak was arrested on scene and charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a building for use, storage, or sale of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to Mooresville police investigators seized numerous items used in the grow operation and 68 marijuana plants worth $102,000.

Fleak was taken to Iredell County Jail with a bond of $100,000