Thomasville police seize more than 60 pounds of marijuana during investigation

Marijuana plant

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Authorities said more than 60 pounds of marijuana has been seized this week as part of a drug smuggling investigation in Davidson County.

Thomasville police said the investigation resulted in $52,068 in cash being seized, 30 fraudulent U.S Treasury Refund Checks valued at about $55,226 and about 61 pounds of marijuana.

Authorities said the investigation was conducted along Interstate 85 in Davidson County from Monday to Thursday and looked into people involved in bulk cash smuggling and illegal narcotic smuggling.

Officials said all involved violators are facing charges of narcotic violations and fraud violations.

Police said the cases will be presented to the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution or referral to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District.

10 comments

  • impeach obama!!!

    Oh wow good job! Go get the real drugs off the streets! Obama will get all these people out of jail as long as they have no violent background so what a waste of time!

  • Fuck it

    Yeah like the Mary Jane is the problem when Davidson County could round up the rest of the opiate addicts and meth heads around here before I loose anyone else……. Bout time yall started rounding up something worth saving lives……… Although yall and homeland are doing a pretty good start if you get better narkz

  • Cheyenne

    I’m glad they busted it. As a parent I’m praying to god weed doesnt become legal. Its a gate way drug. And I dont want it to where its easy for my daughter to get her hands on it.

    • vasumurti

      An older woman in our congregation in San Diego, Diane, said that when she was growing up in the 1950s, teen drinking was widespread.

      A study in the August edition of The Journal of School Health finds that the generations old theory of a “gateway drug” effect is in fact accurate for some drug users, but shifts the blame for those addicts’ escalating substance abuse away from marijuana and onto the most pervasive and socially accepted drug in American life: alcohol.

      Using a nationally representative sample from the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future survey, the study blasts holes in drug war orthodoxy wide enough to drive a truck through, definitively proving that marijuana use is not the primary indicator of whether a person will move on to more dangerous substances.

      “By delaying the onset of alcohol initiation, rates of both licit substance abuse like tobacco and illicit substance use like marijuana and other drugs will be positively affected, and they’ll hopefully go down,” study co-author Adam E. Barry, an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s Department of Health Education & Behavior, told Raw Story in an exclusive interview.

      While Barry’s study shows evidence that substance abuse behaviors can be predicted with a high degree of accuracy by examining a subject’s drug history, he believes that the persistent and misguided notion of marijuana as the primary gateway to more harmful substances went awry because its creators — who called it the “Stepping Stone Hypothesis” in the “Reefer Madness” era of the 1930s – fundamentally misread the data and failed to conduct an adequate follow-up.

      “Some of these earlier iterations needed to be fleshed out,” Barry said. “That’s why we wanted to study this. The latest form of the gateway theory is that it begins with [marijuana] and moves on finally to what laypeople often call ‘harder drugs.’ As you can see from the findings of our study, it confirmed this gateway hypothesis, but it follows progression from licit substances, specifically alcohol, and moves on to illicit substances.”

    • Wake Up

      God created all plants and herbs bearing seed he also said they were good. Unfortunately there is no way to keep your daughter away from it, legal or illegal. Wouldnt you rather it be legal and regulated? Its easier to buy weed as a teenager than it is to get a bottle or cigarettes. And do you want your daughter to get caught experimenting and be lab led a criminal because of a plant? Cancer cure,sustainable resource,pain relief, stress relief, stops seizures epilepsy and puts a smile on your face.Everything in moderation, cannabis can make a lazy person more lazy and it can also make a motivated person more motivated! Gateway theory? Its only a gateway because we raise our children through school, church, media etc believing that a miracle plant is the devils weed its bad its dangerous etc. Kids try a lil weed and think this cant be that bad and then a Google search about cannabis easily shows them they have been lied to by everyone. So what are they to do at that next party when someone offers something that may be bad . They will try it and depending on the kid hopefully they see or feel the difference between a harmless high and the new dangerous one but some just slip away. In the end tell me the truth about cannabis, remember the saying..honesty is the best policy! End of rant lol!

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    not many are more backwards then North Carolina

    Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Stevens says marijuana should be legal, another boss joining the party, better late then never

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

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