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Apex man faces drug trafficking charges

Posted May 14, 2013

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— A Wake County man faces drug trafficking charges after authorities say they found more than 50 pounds of marijuana at his Apex home.

Robert Guy Monaco, 48, of 8905 Willow Trace Court, was jailed under a $200,000 bond Monday on several charges, including two counts of trafficking in marijuana and one count each of possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana and conspiring to traffic in marijuana.

Arrest warrants don't specify the amount of marijuana, only saying it was "50 pounds or more but less than 2,000 pounds."

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  • trafalgerfountain May 24, 2013

    What a stupid waste of tax dollars and police resources.

  • Brian Jenkins May 15, 2013

    Besides the fact his doctor told him it was the probable cause.

    Anyway....Here's one.

    http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20000121/marijuana-smoking-may-cause-head-neck-cancer
    cruisechik
    May 15, 2013 10:10 a.m.
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    May cause? LOL what in the world people.

  • Brian Jenkins May 15, 2013

    Even if legalized, there would be marijuana bootleggers. The 'legal' would be sold and taxed like booze. Bootleggers would continue to grow, distribute and sell untaxed and illegally.
    douglascarey
    May 15, 2013 2:41 p.m.

    Ill take the safe "taxed" weed from reputable medical marijuana distibutors.

  • T-Man May 15, 2013

    'Even if legalized, there would be marijuana bootleggers. The 'legal' would be sold and taxed like booze. Bootleggers would continue to grow, distribute and sell untaxed and illegally.'

    Possibly, however, the legal stuff would have to have seriouly inflated prices for the illegal stuff to remain profitable for smugglers. MJ is cheaper to grow than tobacco and the 'high priced' cigs cost $5 a pack. Pot could be priced 10 times that and still be way cheaper than smuggled prices.

  • douglascarey May 15, 2013

    Even if legalized, there would be marijuana bootleggers. The 'legal' would be sold and taxed like booze. Bootleggers would continue to grow, distribute and sell untaxed and illegally.

  • T-Man May 15, 2013

    'And I already know what everybody is going to say. The smokers are not smuggling. Well that 5 grams you buy for personal use comes from the half pound which comes from the 20 pound bail that is smuggled across the border on the back of some dirty, sweaty person coming here to look for work, illegally.'

    But if it were legal, nobody would need to smuggle it into the country...

  • blkmamba May 15, 2013

    I can tell all the poster with negative things to say about marijuana, have never in their life tried it and have no clue what they are talking about. This drug does not make you crash your car! Really, highly unlikely they go anywhere!

  • One Term Governor May 15, 2013

    thehardway, the title clearly says "killed by drug smugglers"....not marijuana. I see how you could have gotten that confused....the English language is so confusing.

  • One Term Governor May 15, 2013

    Probable cause is a world away from definite cause cruisechik.

    Also keep in mind doctors practice. operative word being practice.

  • cruisechik May 15, 2013

    "No documented cases that I could find. Lots of things in today's world are PROVEN to cause cancer. Most of them 100% legal.

    Its all good."

    Besides the fact his doctor told him it was the probable cause.

    Anyway....Here's one.

    http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20000121/marijuana-smoking-may-cause-head-neck-cancer

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