Family Dollar Store Shut Down After Big Pot Bust

A La Grange business was shut down after lawmen say they found 23 pounds of pot there over the weekend.

It happened at the Family Dollar store on East Washington Street.

Lenoir County deputies, along with La Grange and Kinston police, acted on a tip and found two packages totaling 23 pounds of pot at the store Saturday.

They arrested store manager Melissa Collie and employee Belinda Pearson for trafficking in marijuana. The two posted bonds of $30,000.

The sheriff's department says the store temporarily closed until management from Family Dollar could arrive and assume control of the store.

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