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Man admits to selling $250K in dope around NC State

A Raleigh man confessed to making approximately $250,000 by selling marijuana in a year's time around North Carolina State University, according to search warrants returned Monday.

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Robert Bass
RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina State University student confessed to selling $250,000 in marijuana in a year’s time around the campus, according to search warrants returned Monday.

Raleigh police investigators asking to search the home of Robert Harrell Bass Jr., of 125½ Chamberlain St., said in Jan. 8 search warrants that Bass made the admission after being arrested on a Level I drug trafficking charge in Oklahoma.

A state trooper there found nearly 26 pounds of marijuana in his van during a traffic stop.

The warrants say that Bass told Oklahoma state troopers that he was returning to Raleigh from Humbolt, Calif., where he had wired nearly $70,000 to a marijuana-growing operation there.

Raleigh police took more than $26,000 in cash, a computer, drug paraphernalia and nearly 65 grams of marijuana from Bass’s home during two searches, warrants indicated.

Bass was being held Monday under a $25,000 bond at the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office in Sallisaw, Okla. It was unclear if Bass faces any additional charges in Raleigh.


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