Fourteen Pounds Of Pot Seized, Trio Arrested

Fourteen pounds of pot, worth $42,000...that's what deputies say they found this week in a Beaufort County home.

Charged with various drug offenses were Jeremiah Allender, Rita Allender and Joel Blanks.

Deputies say Jeremiah Allender and Blanks were stopped by a state trooper. They say Allender ran, grabbing an arm full of marijuana plants in the process.

Authorities then searched Allender's home, which was only about a mile away on Highway 92 East in Washington, and say they found marijuana plants on the property.

Blanks was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacturing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jeremiah Allender was charged with trafficking in marijuana by possession, trafficking in marijuana by manufacturing, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer. Rita Allender was charged with trafficking in marijuana by possession, trafficking in marijuana by manufacturing and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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  • by Progster Location: Beaufort Co. on Oct 27, 2009 at 09:33 PM
    Any way to track what happens to the pot after it leaves the premises?
  • by randy Location: washington on Oct 25, 2009 at 07:37 AM
    what did they do that was so great make a traffic stop i wish the police would use there time more wisely like they where taught in school get the crack dealin murders off the street and rank good bud right there with budweiser harmless
  • by truth Location: washington on Oct 25, 2009 at 05:44 AM
    to fred. you are in raleigh, you may be from here, but your not here now. im glad your proud of were your from but you need to get the facts from down here, then you can act and think like you know whats goin down. when the sheriffs department is sellin and runnin cover for cocaine sellers, you are concerned with this? get informed or keep ignorance out of this. ps., there was no police work done. how are they so awesome? its sad how closed peoples eyes are. naive we are.
  • by Fred Location: Raleigh on Oct 24, 2009 at 03:12 PM
    To Sally--please reveal the truth that the news and cops didn't disclose so we will all know the whole truth--thanks
  • by LOL Location: Bath on Oct 24, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    I know this Allender guy. He is the one that had all the Obama paraphernalia on the tree in his front yard. Was this Barak's stash. Yes he will probably make marijuana legal so he can burn a fatty in the Oval office, but until he does THEY ARE CRIMINALS. This is very proactive work by the only seasoned people at the Sheriff's Dept. The drug unit there is one of the best in the state they keep shining the light on the Sheriff's Dept. When the rest of them are in the dark. Great job.
  • by Rich on Oct 24, 2009 at 11:34 AM
    Yeah,way to go NC...make prisons more over crowed and let rapists and child molesters out early :) good job.
  • by sally on Oct 24, 2009 at 10:54 AM
    These comments make me sick.obviously you are all ignorant people.shame on the news and cops for not telling the whole truth and beating around the bush.people are getting killed but oh well..let's just all make comments about a natural plant..
  • by truth Location: washington on Oct 24, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    this was a set-up. someone narc'd em out. the state, or local, police arent that good. almost all busts come from this type situation where the info falls in their lap. i have to actually work for my rewards.it is sad i can get wasted drunk, proceed to drive and kill someone and my government has given me the means to do it. i cant smoke a joint and stare at the tv and harm no one. we as americans need to prioritize and pull our heads out of our butt's. sad how ignorant people are.
  • by WH Location: ENC on Oct 24, 2009 at 07:09 AM
    To Mary in Bath, I commend you on your comments, are we really that much more safe knowing that some potheads are in jail?? C'mon people, there are probably a lot worse things going on in this county other than people growing some plants that are as natural as dirt.
  • by Fred Location: Raleigh on Oct 24, 2009 at 03:27 AM
    To Mary in Bath--are you kidding me? Hopefully your response was done in jest, if not you are just as bad as "THE TRIO"--have you ever heard of the poor getting a job instead of disobeying the law? If this is your thinking I am certainly glad you are not in control of any "important" decision making, or maybe you helped run our now presidents campaign where nothing he is doing makes any sense!!! In any case, you my dear Mary have a lot to thank these law officers for--mainly like protecting us hard working, moral and decent people from idiots like you!!!!
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