Last updated: June 01. 2013 11:17AM - 124 Views
Linda Burchette, Assistant Editor

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The case against Joseph A. Boccardy of Creston was continued from last Thursdays district court and is scheduled to be heard at the Monday, Oct. 4 session of district court.
Boccardy, the former director of Ashe County Parks and Recreation, was arrested Aug. 20 by Ashe County Sheriffs Department and NC SBI for operating an indoor hydroponic marijuana growing operation at his residence in the Rock Creek community of Creston. Charges included maintaining a vehicle and dwelling place for keeping and selling marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, processing with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and felony possession, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Boccardy resigned from his position with the county March 4.
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