While she worked for police, her husband had a second home – for growing marijuana

Brian Nicholas Evans
Brian Nicholas Evans

His wife worked for one of North Carolina’s largest police departments, but that didn’t stop an Iredell County man from running a pot growing operation that included secretly renting a home in Troutman to house nothing but marijuana plants.

Brian Nicholas Evans successfully grew 12.5 pounds of marijuana at the home before getting caught. He was sentenced this week to up to 2  1/2 years in prison, the Statesville Record & Landmark reported.

Throughout the five-day trial, 34-year-old Evans claimed he had no involvement in the operation, which was based at a home in the 500 block of Murdock Road in Troutman, the report said.

However, state prosecutors contended Evans paid for power at the home with money orders to prevent his name from being associated with the property. He also tried to hide the operation from his wife, who at the time worked for the Winston Salem Police Department, according to the newspaper.