Eight Pounds Of Pot Seized, Three Arrested

Police have seized more than eight pounds of marijuana and cash after an undercover investigation.

Jacksonville police say the drug seizure was made at a home on Balsam Road.

Police charged three people after the discovery. Mark Jones and Balinda Melvin are charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, manufacture/deliver withing 1000 feet of a school, conspire to sell and deliver, and maintaining a dwelling.

Tikki Boyd is charged with conspiracy.

“As a result of this investigation and arrest, a large quantity of marijuana never made it to the streets of our city,” said Captain Billy Houston.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 9, 2011 at 09:11 AM
    Why is marijuna the only drug being seized? Why isnt anybody looking for the real drugs like cocaine, herion, crack and ALCOHOL!!!
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      by ashleesboss on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:45 AM in reply to
      so true
  • by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 at 09:53 AM
    At least their names are easy to pronounce.
  • by Wasting resources Location: USA on Oct 7, 2011 at 05:24 PM
    Continue to waste taxes/resources on a failed drug war. 40 yrs and a trillion $ and we're right where we statrted. Alcohol and cigarettes kill tens of thousands every year and pot none, yet we still follow failed policy based on rhetoric and not fact. If a person gets high on pot versus alcohol, who cares??!! Police should be arresting folks for murder, rape, etc. Alcohol is the gateway drug not pot!! Folks wouldn't be exposed to hard drugs if pot was legal, regulated and taxed, you know like alcohol!! Prohibition doesn't work for folks altering their mood!! It makes the problem worse!! Treatment and prevention work!! Prohibition does not and it cost more!!!!!
  • by NiceHair on Oct 7, 2011 at 02:38 PM
    If she would stop growing that Chia-Pet on that scalp and replace it with weed she could supply that city for a day or two.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 at 09:52 AM in reply to NiceHair
      LOL That is cool !!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 7, 2011 at 01:12 PM
    The law will villify them and call them criminals, I call them venture capitalist.
    • reply
      by I Call Them... on Oct 7, 2011 at 02:58 PM in reply to
      Independant Pharmaceutical Reps ...the government should subsidize them and help get them going, (small business loan?) I'd vote for that. While we're at it, make alcohol illegal in all 50 states.
  • by here Location: here on Oct 7, 2011 at 12:35 PM
    STOP the madness!! Legalize and tax!!
  • by Spell check? Location: Greenville on Oct 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM
    A few paragraphs written and WITN does not even review their writing? Come on WITN. Do you guys ever want to get better? Wow. Let's see how long before you correct your writing mistakes for this story? Can you find them?
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