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

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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.


  • Jethro Bodnick

    Why can they not say where it was found? As if the criminals who were to use it do not realize its gone! hahaha….maybe the entire force put together their personal stashes from small busts and they unveiled this monster as if they did it in one bust!

    • news2me

      They need to say where it was found.

      This is the biggest Drub Bust of the decade and they keep the location a secret??

  • mimilll

    CORRUPTION AND COVER UP IS ALIVE AND KICKING and it is too many secrets about what is going on……funny just what the MEDIA cares to share with the public…

  • Capricorn7NC (@Capricorn7NC)

    This is more of a reason to legalize it. For them to find that much, and no one is arrested, just lets you know there is plenty more in another location. Also, getting rid of the supply isn’t going to stop the next guy. We put all of this money and resources into stopping it, but if it was legal, I’m sure Forsyth County could use the $1.3-6 million dollars to fix roads, hire teachers, fix drainage pipes, lower taxes, etc.

  • caliboss

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

    1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy…#1 crop in cali=$15 Billion Untaxed

    “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


    • Angel

      One word is all that needs to be said…..Ignorant …..well maybe two….You’re ignorant

    • news2me

      You are correct about the medicinal value of one part of this plant.

      I do not think this is as dangerous as alcohol or the Prescription Drugs or the Heroin that has killed 5 people in this area in the past few months..

      However, what I do not understand is how the Police would monitor people if they drive while smoking this stuff….Is this as dangerous as driving while drinking or texting??

      When all is said and done, this plant will be legalized…….. if not for recreation……. then for medicinal purposes and that would be the correct thing to do.

      I wonder what is more dangerous….Sugar or Marijuana….???.

      I hear there is a documentary this weekend with Katie C…and some Doctor (sorry I missed his name) called ‘Fed-Up”.

      They addicted lab rats with cocaine..These addicted lab rats choose sugar over cocaine every single time…

      Here we go again…..The government will try to make sugar illegal…….Especially that former mayor from NY who has so much money he has time to tell me when and how much soda I can drink!!

  • Bob

    My buddy was at work and watched the seizure go down…Happened in a warehouse next to blue bullet. Im sure details can not be released due to ongoing federal investigation. This was not grown here lol it def came across state lines. $6.5mil is a pretty high number for it to not be medical grade…shwag not.

    • Duncan20903

      That’s only true if you’re going to take their word for the value and that would be just plain silly. Here’s a picture that has held the title of the most absurd valuation of a cannabis seizure that I’ve ever seen, and as a matter of fact came from North Carolina LE:

      PS, the fact that the stolen cannabis was compacted into bricks is the tell that it’s cartel bunk weed.

    • Derrie

      Trust me, you will NOT see high grade in this quantity anywhere near here. This was schwag. The government always highly inflates the “street value” in order to get more taxes out of it. Baaaah baaah sheep

    • Derrie

      Your entire comment sounds like you don’t know what you are talking about. Of course it wasn’t grown around here – Anything that is is high grade. Schwag only comes from Mexico. Get back in your pasture.


    So i guess our goverment will sell it to the states that sell it legally and make a profit and not have to pay taxes on it as well. Win Win for thr goverment. Just make it legal then we can stop spending money on trying to find it and we can make alot more money on it.

  • Vasu Murti

    In his 1992 book, Visions of Liberty, Ira Glasser, former head of the ACLU, writes:

    “Prohibition led to Al Capone and rising crime, violence and corruption, overflowing courts, jails, and prisons, the labeling of tens of millions of Americans as criminals and the consequent broadening of disrespect for the law, the dangerous expansions of federal police powers, encroachments on civil liberties, hundreds of thousands of Americans blinded, paralyzed, and killed by poisonous moonshine and industrial alcohol, and the increasing government expenditure devoted to enforcing the Prohibition laws…

    “Only the prohibition of marijuana, which nearly one hundred million Americans have violated since 1965, has come close to approximating the Prohibition era experience…”

    Nearly 75 percent of the drug war is directed solely against marijuana which is safer than alcohol and/or tobacco. And polls now show a majority of Americans (58 percent) favoring an end to marijuana prohibition.

    “You see it in the headlines
    “You hear it every day
    “They say they’re gonna stop it
    “But it doesn’t go away

    “They move it through Miami
    “Sell it in L.A.
    “They hide it up in Telluride
    “I mean it’s here to stay

    “It’s propping up the governments in Colombia and Peru
    “You ask any D.E.A. man
    “He’ll say,’There’s nothin’ we can do’
    “From the office of the President
    “Right down to me and you
    “Me and you

    “It’s a losing proposition
    “But one you can’t refuse
    “It’s the politics of contraband
    “It’s the smuggler’s blues

    “Smuggler’s blues…”

    –Glenn Frey, “Smuggler’s Blues” (1984)

  • James

    How do you even know if it’s dirt weed? get a job and say no to drugs, Weed is a drug and just as dangerous at causing accidents as alcohol or any other drug, GO TO REHAB DUDE

    • Preston

      By doing the math on the value…1.5 million/3000 lbs = 500 a lb, thats dirt weed my friend.

      Not to mention it was compressed and bricked up into kilo bundles like that, Id be willing to go out on a limb and say our fine friends from the south sent this up and its Cartel weed

    • Preston

      Thinking that marijuana is responsible for accidents as frequently as alcohol is quite ignorant however. Drugs require a chemical component as well as a human interaction to make them. Marijuana is a plant that grows naturally and requires no chemicals or any human interaction to grow. Comparing it to alcohol which is one of the leading killers in our society is quite foolish, regardless of what your beliefs are and arent.

    • hannah

      Do you research james. its ignorant people like you who give weed a bad rep. Its not harmful to ur body and ive never heard of an o.d. on weed or car accidents caused by weed. If anything it has proven to help the sick!!

    • Derrie

      Oh James – You make me embarrassed to be a North Carolinian. What a pathetic state of mind you are in…

    • Ummm

      Preston, your math is off. It was valued at over $6.5 million.
      $6,500,000 divided by 2800 pounds = approx. $2,321 per pound, or $145 per ounce.

    • news2me

      Sugar is a drug.
      If I see you with a soda in your hands today, I will arrest you???? or will I?

  • Chief Quimby

    I never have understood why the police don’t sit on something like this until someone shows up and THEN make the bust. Makes more sense to me. Alright boys, lets go in nobody is here. WHAT?

  • heather

    If they legalized it just imagine how much money north carolina could have!
    Weed is an herb .

    • Triple Aught

      I don’t usually take sides on this,
      The Gooberment wants you stupid.
      That’s why there are so many ingredients in food on potables that you cannot pronounce.
      Also, the founder of the National Board of Education was J.D. Rockefeller himself. He was quoted as saying;
      I do not want a nation of thinkers.
      I want a nation of workers.

  • samiam

    Why don’t you just sell to to Colarado, its legal there. You won’t have to destroy it and you can get money out of it for the police dept. Don’t sell it but make it a legal transaction. There loss is your gain..

    • Preston

      Selling it state to state would make it a Federal transaction, marijuana is still illegal in the eyes of the Feds. Even if a state that allows the sale of marijuana legally could buy it, its Mexican brick weed and they wouldnt want it. Not to mention the States themselves dont sell the weed to consumers, businesses do

      • Triple Aught

        Maybe somebody might think about this…;

        The Gooberment goes to Mexico and sprays *Paraquat* all over the growing fields, then the cartel quickly harvests it before it dies, and sells it to you.

        But it ain’t harmful, no siree bob…!

  • fred

    You lose that much of the mexican mob’s pot you lose your head.
    The cops don’t have to look for them they will be taken care of.

    • Triple Aught

      You are probably right as rain, but the K-Vegas Gestapo ain’t got that much sense.

  • 420 Associate

    It’s funny how this “bust” went down during election time with no suspects & undisclosed location

  • RealTalk

    Come one people. That was K’Villes private stash. They brought it out to be newsworthy to say “look how good we are” Thus getting more funding for vehicles, equipment and so forth.

  • a man

    in a couple years when weed is legal this will not be news worthy. its going to happen people.

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