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Sampson County traffic stop yields 250 pounds of pot

Posted September 9, 2009

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— Sampson County sheriff's deputies seized marijuana worth more than $1 million during a traffic stop Tuesday, a spokesman said.

Deputies pulled over a flat-bed truck carrying a large electrical transformer on Grimes Road in the Suttontown community. They had wanted to talk to the driver, Anselmo Diaz-Perez, 19, of 131 Red Ranch Lane in Faison, about a home invasion reported at his home on Aug. 21.

 

A canine search of the vehicle revealed 21 bales, or approximately 250 pounds, of marijuana, which deputies said had a street value of $1,135,524.

 

Deputies arrested Perez, charging him with trafficking marijuana by possession, trafficking marijuana by transport, possession with intent to sell or deliver and maintaining a vehicle for the sale or storage of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Sampson County Detention Center, where he was being held on $155,000 bond.

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  • windsurfer757 Sep 9, 2009

    Individuals should be legally allowed to grow enough for their own personal use. We can grow our own tobacco, why not weed?

  • alx Sep 9, 2009

    Now which political party do you think the driver of this truck would support???? alx

    OK, I'm typing extra slow so try and keep up... It starts with an "R" and ends with an "N" ..........

    It was a former Texas resident and president's drug of choice......

    Any ideas their genious?

    umm its spelled genius. thanks for making my point lol

  • T-Man Sep 9, 2009

    "Wonder if this was an illegal search and seizure, or did he permit the canine search?"

    If the canine smelled it while walking around the car, then the driver didn't need to give consent. The road around the car is public, therefore anything discovered on the road creates probable cause. I'm not necessarily saying that I agree with it, but that is the law.

  • beachboater Sep 9, 2009

    Who liked wild women!!

  • beachboater Sep 9, 2009

    Now which political party do you think the driver of this truck would support???? alx

    OK, I'm typing extra slow so try and keep up... It starts with an "R" and ends with an "N" ..........

    It was a former Texas resident and president's drug of choice......

    Any ideas their genious?
    WRAL is joe_dirt

    Wow Joe - You must have flunked spelling AND geography. I think it was a democrat from Arkansas.

  • simracer68 Sep 9, 2009

    "It was a former Texas resident and president's drug of choice......"

    Read up on your boy Obama. He's into pot, and cocaine too. IOW, people (like you) who live in glass houses shouldn't be throwing rocks.

  • hdsoftail Sep 9, 2009

    Man if you smoke this stuff it will make you listen to country music and possibly jump off a building or something.

  • emily1066 Sep 9, 2009

    Legalize it. Tax it. Use the money for education.

  • WRAL is joe_dirt Sep 9, 2009

    Now which political party do you think the driver of this truck would support???? alx

    OK, I'm typing extra slow so try and keep up... It starts with an "R" and ends with an "N" ..........

    It was a former Texas resident and president's drug of choice......

    Any ideas their genious?

  • dlawhorn Sep 9, 2009

    Good job Jimmy and the entire sheriff's department....

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