Employees Arrested For Selling Drugs

Four people are charged with selling drugs after lawmen got
complaints employees were selling marijuana while working at Mayflower in Washington.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says it conducted surveillance and witnessed one of the employees selling marijuana in the Mayflower parking lot.

Authorities identify that individual as 32 year old Pedro Villalta. Another Mayflower employee, 24 year old Jesus Baza, and two others who don't work there, 21 year-old Fermin Burgo and 20 year old Leiby Medrano, were also arrested.

All four live together at 205 Pineview Drive.

Authorities say they confiscated a total of 180 grams of marijuana.

All four are charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


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  • by Anonymous Location: belhaven on Jul 15, 2009 at 12:00 PM
    you do not have to be at mayflowers to get high. look around your backdoor and frontdoor,across the street its everywhere. By the way mayflower I love your food.
  • by flmechanic Location: williamston on Jun 26, 2009 at 11:14 AM
    I have eaten at the Mayflower in Washington several times. It's a great place to eat and the people are very courteous and conciderate. Love the place.
  • by Local Location: washington on Jun 26, 2009 at 03:29 AM
    Do you honestly think this doesn't happen in Greenville too?..Probably more so...Drugs being sold in parking lots is everywhere and anybody with any sense would not condemn the restaurant unless the owner is running a drug ring out of it! The food there is good and the prices are too. I hope they make a go of it. Cliff's is so overpriced.They need somebody to give them a run for their money. By the way, anybody took a gander at what does the cooking at Cliff's lately? That'll make you want to run!
  • by Dawn Location: Pamlico Beach on Jun 21, 2009 at 04:49 PM
    It's a shame that so many people are associating the Mayflower with these arrests. Just because there were a couple of employees who were a part of these parking lot dealings does not make the Mayflower a bad place. I'm sure there are other businesses and/or institutions where this kind of thing happens (some of which people might be very surprised and appalled). Mr Rite, maybe you haven't spoken with the "rite" people...the food there is very good (everyone I've spoken with has said the same thing). And yes they do give generous portions, but not only at the Mayflower in Washington. I'm glad these criminals were caught and hope they get more than just a slap on the wrist.
  • by Mr. Rite Location: Choco on Jun 16, 2009 at 05:20 PM
    No wonder the food sucks the cooks were stoned. No one I have spoken with have enjoyed the food there either.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2009 at 03:58 PM
    My Mother went there to eat a said they had enough food on there plate for 3 people. Now I know why, the cooks there are high and they keep putting it on the plate. LOL Good job BCSD.
  • by Thomas Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jun 16, 2009 at 03:10 PM
    Hi Sam - The New Mayflower in Washington,NC is in the Washington Plaza on the right corner side of the mall. Across and east from the Piggyly Wiggly. Enjoy
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Jun 16, 2009 at 11:32 AM
    Mayflower in Washington now? How did I not ever find out about a Mayflower coming to Washington until now, especially with the fact that I am usually around Washington a lot, but not lately? Where in Washington is this one at? I love Mayflower but was surprised that they hit up Washington especially since you have those places along the waterfront, but not surprised due to the fact that Mayflower is growing about like Bojangles and Cracker Barrel are. They need to hurry up on the one in Williamston. We should have had that years ago across from the Ag Center. Other than that, that's what these guys get for having it in a restaurant to begin with. DUH!
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jun 16, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    I have eaten at the Washington, Mayflower The food was good,and the help were nice. I never saw any drug buying. I did over hear some complaints from the help about people not tipping properly. I give them my 15% -20% tip everytime my family and I eat there O well I think give my share for there good service. Thanks Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. The Mayflower will be a safe place to eat at again.
  • by Gary Location: Greenville on Jun 16, 2009 at 06:38 AM
    Now Connie,You don't have to be an educated person to be a good drug free person,but I get the point. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the federal and state government for allowing these upstanding citizens into the country to sell drugs and kill.
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