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Authorities seize 93 pounds of marijuana plants in Henderson

Posted July 2, 2015

Jorge Colina

— Two men were arrested Tuesday night after authorities shut down an indoor marijuana operation in Henderson.

Jorge Colina, 37, of Henderson, and Manual Colinas, 29, of Knightdale, were charged with trafficking and growing marijuana, along with other related charges, according to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

Police found 93 pounds of marijuana plants, averaging 4 feet in height, at the indoor operation at 239 County Acres Drive in Henderson. The SBI, Alcohol Law Enforcement, Henderson Police Department and Vance Sheriff's Office were involved in the investigation.

Investigators estimated the street value of the marijuana at $325,000.

Both men were being held under $105,000 bond at the Vance County jail.


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  • Paul Jones Jul 3, 2015
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    Does the police chief own the convenience store? :)

  • Tal Lugen Jul 3, 2015
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    Knowing Vance County Sheriff's Office, this guy only got put away because he was competition.

  • Robert Fotch Jr Jul 3, 2015
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    Oh wow! They caught someone growing some plants. They should be so proud.

  • Wayne Boyd Jul 3, 2015
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    Man this ain't news.I maintain a carwash in Henderson for a man who lives out of town and there's more than that sold everyday on that lot. I've asked LEO about doing a sting and they tell me if we run them away from there they'll just go somewhere else.
    They're actually so brazen they'll do it within feet of where I'm working.
    I can't believe the money spent by people to stay high. What on earth is wrong with life lived sober?
    Seventy percent of sales at the convenience store across the street is generated from the sale of alcohol, tobacco and legal" drug related (glass pipes,pot grinders, wraps, etc" products.

  • Charlie Watkins Jul 3, 2015
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    What is the sentence for this these days?

    $25 fine and cost of court?