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Nash County Officials Seize $825K in Drugs, Arrest 2

Posted September 27, 2007

— The Nash County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, arrested two people Wednesday for allegedly distributing cocaine.

Kenneth Rex Whitley and his wife, Gwendolyn Thompson Whitley, of 6501 Frazier Road, were arrested after a four-month investigation by authorities.

Officers said they seized approximately 3,300 grams of cocaine during the course of the investigation. They also seized more than a pound of marijuana, three firearms and approximately $44,000 in U.S. currency.

The estimated street value of the seized narcotics was $825,000, police said.

Kenneth Whitley was being held in the Nash County detention facility on a $5 million secured bond. He faces 43 counts of trafficking cocaine.

Gwendolyn Whitley faces two counts of trafficking cocaine, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and maintaining a dwelling.

She was being held on a $2 million secured bond.

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  • Timbo Sep 28, 2007

    Drrrrrr... I don't get it either. $825K for 3.3K grams of coke is $250 a gram. Now, I assume it's sold at that volume "wholesale" and not retail, so I wonder why dollar amount is that high?

    Does Johnny Law likes to overstate things for publicity purposes? Maybe some of these law boys can enlighten us.

  • Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Sep 27, 2007

    Lol, this is your brain..................

    "does anyone out there know that alcohol is a drug no lets call alcohol a NARACOTIC yea know thats what we really need! the gods and goddess gave us the holy weed to smoke, thats all we really need. bo to your books and see how many people have ever died from smokin pot????? the final answere...is 0..0..0..0..0 anyway you look at it is always 000 wake up america go green!!!!!"

  • emory24 Sep 27, 2007

    Burn baby burn........

  • FROGGYLADY Sep 27, 2007

    they will get more time than child molesters

  • dougalu Sep 27, 2007

    Someone said they'd payed $50 for 1 weed seed...I'm thinking that's a lot?

  • bigdaddy13 Sep 27, 2007

    420 MF!!!!!!!!!

  • yeahright2 Sep 27, 2007

    Ok wu, legalize weed. I have no problem with that, but these fools were traficking cocaine. Time for jail baby!

  • bronzegoddess40 Sep 27, 2007

    Good, more drugs off the streets! I hope more arrests are forthcoming. BTW, I don't care what color they are, drugs hurt and kill all races of people. Just look out on the streets in drug areas and you see ALL colors.

  • wu Sep 27, 2007

    does anyone out there know that alcohol is a drug no lets call alcohol a NARACOTIC yea know thats what we really need! the gods and goddess gave us the holy weed to smoke, thats all we really need. bo to your books and see how many people have ever died from smokin pot????? the final answere...is 0..0..0..0..0 anyway you look at it is always 000 wake up america go green!!!!!

  • wu Sep 27, 2007

    we are spending ourselves to death with this stupid war on drugs! make it all legal i say it is just about politics

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