The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit confiscated 126 marijuana plants growing inside a home on Jot Em Down Road in North Forsyth County on Thursday.
Norlan Gomez, 39, was arrested for manufacturing, trafficking and possession with the intent to distribute.
Along with the plants, the unit also found trash bags containing dried green leafy materials suspected of being marijuana. The total amount of plants and materials found was 92-pounds valued at $239,200.
"This paticular marijuana was high-grade," said Deputy First Class Doug Rainwater. "It was cultivated inside a very elaborate basement equipped with all the different devices to keep plants growing."
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is confident there are other people involved and says that part of the investigation is still ongoing.