Kernersville police seize 1.5 tons of marijuana worth up to $6.5 million

photoffgdsdsKERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Kernersville Police seized nearly a ton and a half of marijuana last Friday in a significant drug bust.

Detectives won’t say where the drugs were found, but believe it was intended for “a couple hundred mile radius.”

Kernersville police Chief Scott Cunningham said they received information on May 2 about a possible warehouse that may contain large amounts of marijuana. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the NC ALE helped obtain a search warrant.

Detectives seized 2,593 marijuana bricks hidden within commercial products and boxes on approximately 30 pallets. The bricks weighed over 2,800 pounds.

Investigators said the marijuana is worth up to $6.5 million.

The warehouse is approximately 30-40 feet wide and 70 feet deep. Investigators did not say where the warehouse is located.

No suspects were inside the warehouse when the drugs were seized. Officers did not disclose suspect information because the investigation is ongoing.

Chief Cunningham called the bust one of the biggest in North Carolina history.

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