STATESVILLE, North Carolina — This guy is growing up so fast, he’ll soon fit in a prison jumpsuit.
North Carolina police busted a teenager who was allegedly selling drugs out of a kiddie playhouse in his backyard, authorities said.
Detectives were investigating reports of possible drug dealing in the area of 18-year-old Layton Charles Jenkins’ home in Statesville, when the saw him allegedly engaged in a drug sale right in front of his house, the Statesville Record & Landmark reported.
As they approached to speak to Jenkins, he had walked back to the playhouse in his backyard. The officers then noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the playhouse, cops said.
Jenkins gave the officers permission to search the playhouse and they uncovered 50 grams of marijuana, 10 grams of butane hash oil — commonly called “shatter” — and a stash of booze, police said. They also found plastic baggies and a digital scale.
Jenkins was hit with a variety of charges like possession with intent to sell marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and underage possession of alcohol.
He was also taken in on a number of warrants for his arrest on prior drug charges. He was held on $30,000 bail. He has prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.