POLICE: $17K In Pot Seized After Traffic Stop

Police say they've seized three pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $17,000.

The Greenville Drug Task Force on Tuesday stopped a vehicle at 14th and Evans Street after an undercover operation.

Arrested on various marijuana charges is Gilbert Earlington of Greenville.

Earlington was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center on a $50,000 secured bond.

During the traffic stop police also seized $458 in cash.


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  • by Midnighttoker Location: pitt co. on Sep 16, 2009 at 06:25 AM
    Legalise the weed,help our country national debt.trillions of our tax dollars are being used for bail outs and people are sufering.Can't find jobs or relie on our goverment to bail us out,like unemployment.pres.obama bailed out banks,cardealers.what happen to we the people by the people for the people,we have become a communists country.Like russia.our gov.controlls what,when,how we do things. Our gov. bails out other countrys,look at all the money goverment has and will spend on the war in IRAG.Billions are spent every month,WTH.Our gov.helps illegal immagrants with heath care and education,tax payers are being SCERWED!!! *IT'S BUSH'S FAULT* got2go,IT'S 4:20 somewhere got2burn!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by To Haha on Sep 11, 2009 at 07:12 AM
    You're obviously a complete moron if you actually believe the only people who sell or smoke weed are high school dropouts. Tell that to Steve Jobs or Richard Branson. Sure, "God" made the ingredients to make meth, but meth isn't something that grows from the soil like any other useful cash crop. Besides, you cant even begin to compare methamphetamine and cannabis. Get serious.
  • by Haha Location: Greenville on Sep 11, 2009 at 03:39 AM
    This punk obviously didn't take school serious enough to continue his education past High School, that's even if he did graduate. He decided to sell weed, even though it's a plant, it's illegal!! God made all the ingredients to make Meth too and that's illegal! Drug dealing and being involved in drugs tears families apart and it also involves shootings and deaths. So don't try and feel sorry for this punk because he was trying to make a living. I call BS on that one. It's called: Education and getting a real job!
  • by Me Location: NC on Sep 11, 2009 at 03:34 AM
    $17,000 for 3lbs ! ? Wow ! Must be due to inflation and economic hardship.
  • by kingfisher on Sep 10, 2009 at 07:42 PM
    i've been smoking pot since 1972 and i have never seen 3lbs worth $17,000 you can buy it all day in pitt co for $900 a lbs .if its was that much you must be able to catch a buzz from just looking at it ..might try some when the task force resales it nextweek....
  • by Shawn B From Moyewood Projects Location: Greenville on Sep 10, 2009 at 06:54 PM
    I'm sorry this happen to him. I dont wish jail on any man trying to get money to pay the bills. It's hard out here people, and if moving some weed keeps the lights on, then that's what some people have to do to survive. I wish we all lived in the perfect world that many of you talk about. But let's be real this, world hasn't been perfect ever. For all you people that had a good child hood, thank God. Cause not everybody had it. Some of us live in a world where we are never told ( I LOVE YOU ). Some of us are father but didn't have a father to teach us how to be one. Some of us gave up on ourself, because knowone around us ever cared. Just think about people from their shoes. And pray for them. That what mankind needs the most is prayer. G-Vegas
  • by wait... Location: wat? on Sep 10, 2009 at 05:30 PM
    You people actually hope this person serves a long term in prison over a PLANT?!?? A plant that your "God" created? You must be out of your minds. Oh, and no way that is worth $17,000.
  • by Bth Location: Greenville on Sep 10, 2009 at 04:38 PM
    Rhonda, I'm pretty sure "they" is a reference to the loser drug dealing idiots in Greenville... take a minute and think about it smart one!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2009 at 03:23 PM
    IF HE WERE IN CALIFORNIA HE PROBABLY WOULD'NT GO TO JAIL.HE'D PROBABLY WOULD GET A RAISE.THEY WILL PROBABLY SEND THE WEED TO CALIFORNIA TO TREAT PEOPLE FOR CERTAIN CANCERS.THE GOVERNMENT TAX THE BLANK OUT OF IT AND POCKET THE MONEY AND CLAIMED THEY PROPERLY DESPOSED OF THE WEED BUT IN TURN DID'NT DO ANYTHING BUT PUT IT BACK ON THE STREET!
  • by Paul Location: greenville on Sep 10, 2009 at 03:12 PM
    Rhonda and Melinda...You obviously do not have a very high education and your ignorance is bliss. However, it is the parents responsibility to raise their children and teach them right and wrong as well as good morals and the ethics of our societies. So if this man was indeed raised by his parents then you could blame the parents since they did not teach and chow their son the correct morals and ethics by which our society and culture accept. Once they are our of the house if the parents did their job then they will know what to do and not to do. This individual probably had bad role models for parents that did not care. I hope you all read this and realize that parents mold these people into whom they are and take that into consideration with your own life and children.
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