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N.C. Man Arrested in Conn. Drug Bust

Posted May 18, 2007
Updated May 19, 2007

— A major drug bust in Connecticut has landed a North Carolina man in jail.

Dennis Thompson, 54, of 153 Snow Hill Road in Franklin, faces several drug charges after investigators on Thursday evening observed a large recreational motor home going onto property under surveillance in Woodbridge, Conn.

Afterward, investigators executed a search warrant on the motor home and the property and seized 588 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $1.8 million.

They also seized $102,000 in cash, firearms, drug paraphernalia and other illegal drugs either in the vehicle or on the property.

Police also seized several other vehicles, including three Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Thompson, who faces charges including possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, was in jail Friday evening under a $500,000.

Two other people -- Edward Jevarjian, 54, of Woodbridge, and Misty Lynn White, 43, of Austin, Texas, also face a number of charges. Jevarjian was released on bond and White was in jail under a $500,000 bond Friday.


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  • el conquistador May 20, 2007

    "Winning?" The BIG truck load probably rode right by with 10 tons on board.The "enforcement people" can't even keep the score right. Exagerate the value, claim some great victory, and you just saved the planet. Marijuana may be the biggest lie ever told, thanks to big tobacco in the prohibition era. Labeled as a "drug" in the war on "drugs" it may have cost more people fine money than any other "drug" on the market.

  • North Carolina Native May 20, 2007

    at least it wasn't a major drug bust with someone who has half a joint in their ashtray!

  • yukonjohn3 May 20, 2007

    what a bunch of drug heads, where did you all come from out of the woodwork.education, not enforcemnt.man are you crazy

    here is someone that thinks we are winning the drug war. wow, what insight! I do smoke once in a rare while, but keep pot around for friends that might stop in, thankfully I live in a place you can do that. At least the troopers here are our friends, and our finest "protect and serve" ...a noble calling. God Bless them and God Bless America.

  • retChief May 20, 2007

    what a bunch of drug heads, where did you all come from out of the woodwork.education, not enforcemnt.man are you crazy

  • herbie versmels May 19, 2007

    1.8 million, 588 pounds. thats over $3000 a pound. who pays that much??????

  • ads May 19, 2007

    Why was my post about your story facts being wrong deleted?

  • Matthew 19_21 May 19, 2007

    player, i wonder if a little pot might help you in your quest to put a coherent, gramatically-correct sentence together? presumably, you're not a pot smoker. so what's your excuse?

  • player May 19, 2007

    Looks like we've met some more "POT HEADS" Your comments tell on you. Just think thats 588 lbs. You won't have a part of. Make it legal you say, your mind would be fried a little more. Our law enforcement does a great job, and are very under payed for what they do. Think about it would do thier job? Really.

  • DontBelieveTheHype May 19, 2007

    Big drug busts like this help make the careers of officers trying to make names for themselves. So it's not going to stop anytime soon.

  • NCSU May 19, 2007

    christ just legalize it already