Deputies: Drug abuse counselor charged with growing, selling pot

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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. - Catawba County deputies said a substance abuse counselor is behind bars accused of growing and selling marijuana.

The sheriff’s department said Sidney Deramus had the drugs at his home in Conover.

Deputies served a search warrant and said they found nearly $17,000 worth of marijuana and firearms.

Deramus is a previously convicted felon.

The sheriff said he will face several more felony charges when he appears in court Monday.