Deputies find $6 million in pot inside Simpson business

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Deputies are looking for a business owner after they found $6 million worth of pot in his Simpson business.

Vo Thien Ozen, who is from Florida, was stopped Tuesday by Pitt County deputies on East 10th Street. Inside his car they found drug paraphernalia, but no drugs. The man was given a citation and released.

Later that day, deputies searched Ozen's kitchen equipment business on Edwards Drive and found the millions in marijuana, more than $100,000 in cash and heroin valued at $100,000.

Ozen is now wanted on felony maintaining a business for the purpose of drug activity, two counts of trafficking marijuana, and trafficking heroin.

Anyone who knows the location of Ozen should call the Pitt County Sheriff's Office at 252-830-4141 or Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.