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4 pounds of marijuana delivered as police search home

Posted May 10


— Police in Winston-Salem were executing a search warrant when they say a parcel was delivered with 4 pounds (1.81 kilograms) of high-grade marijuana.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports 50-year-old Narel Remondadeon Rutherford faces multiple charges after Monday morning's search and delivery. Police say a search of a home also yielded eight marijuana plants and approximately a half-pound (0.23 kilograms) of marijuana from the kitchen and washing machine.

Police say in a news release that a delivery service brought the package from Portland, Oregon, while officers were inside the home. The contents have a street value of more than $20,000.

Rutherford was charged with manufacturing marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of violating the Controlled Substance Act. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.


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  • Ricky Parker May 11, 8:20 a.m.
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    Our tax dollars being used to prosecute someone for a little weed,everyday someone is being killed by a drunk driver such as the case of my nephew when he was killed by a POS drinking & driving and no driver license,I've never known anyone killed by someone smoking,the drug epidemic here in the US might not would be so out of control if pot was legalized,Lets not waste our money and resources prosecuting weeders,but on the persons tht are bringing hurt and harm to our loved ones,our politicians need to wake up and see what is killing America, It isn't weed.....

  • Maggie Trevillian May 10, 6:02 p.m.
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    This is a sad day. I'm sure the Winston Salem PD had bigger issues to face such as that little opiate epidemic.

  • Janet Ghumri May 10, 4:14 p.m.
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    They just happened to be executing the search warrant when the package was delivered? Either great timing (for the police) or forewarning of delivery.