More than ten pounds of pot are off the streets, and three suspects have been arrested.
The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force says initially they made an undercover purchase of one pound of marijuana that was being transported from Lenoir County to Greenville. A further investigation revealed the drugs originated in California.
Task force members also raided a home on East 3rd Street where they found 9.8 pounds of high-grade pot inside a heavy duty brown cardboard storage box. Police say one of the people arrested, Otrell Evan, tried to run with the box, but was nabbed by K-9 units.
Njonjo Woods was charged with three counts of conspire to traffic marijuana and possession to sell and deliver marijuana. Woods is jailed on a $250,000.00 secured bond. Evans was charged with maintaining a dwelling, sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $25,000.00 secured. Danielle Langley was charged with maintaining a dwelling for drug activity. Langley's bond was $15,000.00 secured.
The nearly 11 pounds of pot has a street value of $55,000, according to police.
Police say all three have criminal histories, with Evans having served time for murder.
The task force is made up of law enforcement officers from the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, Greenville Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, Farmville Police Department and the Winterville Police Department.