The Yancey County Sheriff's Office said a man is facing charges after he was busted with a large amount of marijuana and moonshine.

Deputies and the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission were called to investigate a complaint of illegal trapping at a home in the Micaville area on Dec. 1.

During the investigation, deputies said they discovered 67 quart and pint-size jars of marijuana, 22 quarts of moonshine, a moonshine still and 9 firearms.

Gary Allan Hoover, 56, was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession and sale of non-taxed alcoholic beverage, manufacturing liquor with no permit and possession of a firearm by a felon.

He was booked into the Yancey County Detention Center on a $45,000 bond.

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