These are trying times but that still doesn’t give people the right to have 67 pounds of marijuana in their house – which is what the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department deputies found at a house on New Garden Road this week.
The drug bust occurred when the department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit exercised a search warrant at 2205 New Garden Road in northwest Greensboro where suspected drug activity was taking place. At the residence, deputies confiscated about $1,000 in cash, the large haul of weed and a firearm that had been stolen from the Greensboro Police Department.
As a result of that bust, two people were arrested and charged with a range of crimes including trafficking in marijuana, conspiracy to traffic, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling marijuana and possession of a stolen firearm.
Both of the accused received a $40,000 secured bond.
According to Sheriff’s Department officials, the investigation is ongoing.
The address is in northwest Greensboro between Battleground Road and Old Battleground Road, near the Walmart supercenter.
The bust comes after a productive year for the Vice and Narcotics Unit of the Sheriff’s Department. In 2019, the unit seized 40 guns – five of which were stolen – as well as more than $400,000 in cash, 36 kilos of cocaine and 27 pounds of marijuana. The unit also collected a healthy amount of methamphetamines, ecstasy, and heroin last year.
The Vice and Narcotics Unit isn’t the only unit in the Sheriff’s Department that confiscated drugs last year. The department’s Specialized Enforcement Unit seized 1,578 pounds of marijuana and 63 pounds of other THC products. That unit also seized over $160,000 in cash in 2019.
The department uses both a low flying plane and numerous ATV’s to find and jail those growing the substance that, in many states, is perfectly legal.
What a waste of time and money, there real crime with victims
Is your opinion-
-Recovery of a stolen gun is a waste of time?
-Getting illegal drugs off the street is a waste of time?
-Saving several from overdosing is a waste of time?
-Those who commit these crimes are a waste of time and money to get them off the street?
Do all of those offenses not lead to other crimes?
Keep up the great work Sheriff!
Please!!! Will any drug informant agency take down someone major? The REAL DRUG DEALERS have that much stuff and then some in one shipment. Been fighting ” The War on Drugs” for almost 30 yrs and no progress. The only beneficiaries are the law informant agencies. Even our politicians are doing drugs so it will never stop!
Overdose on weed lol
Shut up nerd
But you can’t overdose on weed in fact it’s told to reduce opioid dependence in many individuals using it for treatment. And it’s not as bad as the alcohol people down then get violent
Oh yeah I forgot people overdose on weed , said no one ever. Total waste of time and resources .
Waste of resources.
Your comment about everything but the marijuana is inaccurate. Only marijuana and thc products were seized.
Sheriff direct those resources at the other threats that you can address. Evictions, court summons, speeding, etc.
We need to end the war on drugs. We are creating powerful and violent cartels in central America. This causes mass migration of destitute people and a border crisis.
We are not free if we cannot choose what we put in our body. Alcohol is legal because prohibition was repealed, but we still have prohibition of drugs. Why aren’t carbohydrates and sugar outlawed?
If someone does something to violate another person’s property or freedom, they are responsible, whether the drugs “made them do it” or any other excuse.
– Stolen or not stolen a gun is a gun.
– although illegal, weed is as harmful as you allow it. Those of you who call it a drug just use it as a cop out because you have no knowledge of cannabis whatsoever.
– you can’t name one person who has ever overdosed smoking weed. Another cop out.
– there are bigger problems to look at like people with the intent to do or cause harm to another person. I doubt that weed was laced with anything fatal and the gun was most likely for protection because people will rob for weed.
Good job sheriff, you played yourself.
Nobody is forcing people to get high so why spend so much time and effort to find people not hurting anyone
Overdosing? On weed? You’re an idiot…
Never heard of anyone overdosing on weed…….ever!
Your right… but Overdosing??? On weed??? Wow…people are very oblivious and naive in 2020. No such thing as street savvy people anymore just very cut and dry.
Yes. It is a waste of time. Overdose on weed? Sorry your ignorance is showing. There are more crimes they could be focusing on. Maybe this state should drop the holier than thou act and legalize already…
Overdose on marijuana? What an idiotic and uneducated thing to say. Put a plastic bag over your head, helps with saying stupid s**t. We’d spend far less money putting actual criminals in jail. However, no excuse for stolen weapon, no place for thieves. Also, I highly HIGHLY doubt they ONLY found 1000 bucks cash.
LMAO ONLY people who say stuff like that supports major crimes. Everytime you stop a drug bust you just let 3girls go missing 1 raped and 1 assaulted. Numbers dont lie So yea it’s a waste of time. You rather arrest people smoking weed and have a gun to protect theirselves, over they 6other neighborhoods who has rape and battery charges.. Glenn get yo punk Feds a** on. You a waste of time
James,you have to be the dumbest rock in the yard.Or else you practice what they preach .Just think how many of our young ones are fascinated with this activity. Seek help and someone may be able to guide you to a better place in society. Look up James there is always hope.
Recovery of a stolen firearm isn’t a waste of time. Spending hundreds of thousands of tax dollars in time and resources to bust people selling marijuana is a gigantic waste of time…
Most of it is a waste of time. At the end of the article, the editor stated many states are growing marijuana, and those states are perfectly fine with it. Legalize the substance, and I’m sure crime rate will go down. They won’t need a whole “trap house” to stash the drugs or “gangsters” to sell it for them. If it was legal; they would have a legal building to hold their supplies and hire “sales clerks” to sale the merchandise…. I have a little more on my mind I can share, but no need.
Hypocrisy ! Weed is a crime while abortion kills nearly 60 million in USA to date and it’s condoned as Moral ? A choice ? Don’t give me the rape and incest line either. It’s 98% murder. That’ll never ever change.
There are victims.
People are dying because of them!
Just because you were mislead on the dangers of using illegal drugs doesn’t mean people are hurt and families destroyed.
It’s not legal here Scott- last paragraph was a waste of ink. My neighbors were selling drugs and it ended up with an 18 year old young man getting shot and killed 100 yards from my front door. Not cool
Since when do ppl overdose on weed?
Well…..go have another shot of alcohol and smoke a pack of cigarettes….those things are legal and very addictive. Marijuana does not have a very addictive nature about it…..there is nothing wrong with possessing a plant and trying to make money off of it. The only reason its illegal is because the government is not getting their cut of the profits…a black robe judge and a police officer are the real thieves and murders…..legal murders of peoples time, money and life.
Well…..go have another shot of alcohol and smoke a pack of cigarettes….those things are legal and very addictive. Marijuana does not have a very addictive nature about it…..there is nothing wrong with possessing a plant and trying to make money off of it. The only reason its illegal is because the government is not getting their cut of the profits……..a judge and a cop are legal murders and thieves. They steal peoples money and time and will be ok that you are killed for standing up for yourself. They can assault, kidnap and murder you legally…….take your moral crusade somewhere else. Marijuana is medication for alot of people. I have PTSD and a generalized anxiety disorder and it helps me sleep and I’m not allowed to smoke it or possess it? I should be able to do whatever it is I feel is necessary for me to make it through this messed up life without someone in a robe or police uniform telling me what they think is best for me. Disagreeing with them will cost you money, time of your life and the chance of being murdered by them legally……..I see nothing wrong with having 67lbs of marijuana and selling it for money……
Thanks for the update on the topic, but, why are there no pictures of the people involved in this criminal act?
You people in North Carolina are super petty and The Senators and governors need to make this legal.Tired of these pisst test for school and employment this Mary Jane healed my arthritis!!!
Ummm..one cant overdose on weed.