Man held on $1 million bond for transporting marijuana worth $140,000


DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Massachusetts man traveling through North Carolina was arrested after authorities found two duffel bags full of marijuana in his vehicle Wednesday evening.

Hoang Thanh Trinh

Hoang Thanh Trinh

Hoang Thanh Trinh, 32, of Dorchester, Mass., was driving a 2003 Lexus from New York when he was stopped around 7 p.m. on I-85 South in Davidson County for impeding the flow of traffic, according to officers.

Officers located 57 pounds of “high grade” marijuana in two large duffel bags in the trunk of Trinh’s vehicle.

The approximate street value of the marijuana is $140,000.

Trinh is charged with three counts of trafficking marijuana by possession/transportation/manufacture, felony maintaining a vehicle to store a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Trinh is in the Davidson County Jail under a $1,000,000 bond. His court date is scheduled for May 29.


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