NC Lawmen Seize 1,000 Pounds Of Marijuana From Illegal Immigrants

Authorities in Rockingham County have arrested two illegal immigrants living in Reidsville after sheriff's deputies seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and $600,000 in cash.

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office said 26-year-old Jose Gomez and 30-year-old Antonio Nunez are charged with trafficking marijuana. A sheriff's deputy said Monday both men have waived their right to an attorney.

On Sunday, Rockingham sheriff's deputies and narcotics officers from the Greensboro Police Department carried out a search warrant at the home where the two men lived. The authorities located and seized 1,060 pounds of marijuana, over $600,000 is U.S. currency and an AR-15 assault rifle.

It was also determined that the men are in the United States illegally.

Both are under detainers from U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.


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  • by Labbrat on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:32 PM
    I guess nobody thought about putting all of the drug money confinscated in America towards the national debit! We would have been out of the hole along time ago plus some!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 at 12:13 PM
    That is Chinas money!Give it back!
  • by ... on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM
    Every time they talk about "ilegal immigrants" people assume they are mexicans. Immigrants can be from all over the world not just Mexico.
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      by ya dig on Feb 28, 2012 at 04:19 PM in reply to ...
      Yeah, but it has been nothing but mexican illegals caught with huge amounts of coke, meth, dirt weed, etc on this witn site. I'm sure they have cubans illegals in florida, illegal chinamen in chinatown, NYC. Here in NC, we get nothing but mexican illegals.
  • by ha Location: high on Feb 28, 2012 at 05:10 AM
    give the dope to stroke and ptsd sufferers and put the money in the welfare system to help with the medicaid, food stamps and free medical clinics our taxes are having to support due to the immigrants and ship these 2 boys back where they came from......dig a moat around the US and fill it with gators and piranha!! Tired of dang foreigners profiting off my work and taxes as all AMERICANS should be.
  • by lady Location: grifton on Feb 28, 2012 at 05:03 AM
    If just one make a wrong thing not all do the some.We if the illegal immigrants was here they were not be fruit and vegetable on the table for y'all to eat.Because lots of people say that's there are no work but they just don't want to work out in the fields.They know its a hard work a and they don't pay a lot.
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      by Perfect Example on Feb 28, 2012 at 09:41 AM in reply to lady
      This is the way a spanish/mexican speaking person writes english if they don't fully understand english.
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      by MAN on Feb 28, 2012 at 09:45 AM in reply to lady
      Lady,half the people are going to do nothing unless they absolutely have to,check out the bare land in this country that tax dollars are paying for,thats is nothing but"HIGH CLASS WELFARE".
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      by peppa on Feb 29, 2012 at 08:25 AM in reply to lady
      Americans were putting food on the table way before illegal immigrants came over. The only reason why people don't want to work out in the fields now is because illegals will do it for 1/2 the price and that's why the farmers hire them. If the farmers had to pay a fair income to Americans, many would take the work. Mexicans aren't the only ones who work outside in the hot sun. Many jobs require working outside. The problem is that American farmers have a long history of getting free labor while they stuff their pockets and get millions in incentives from the government.
  • by Right on Feb 28, 2012 at 04:43 AM
    NOW, THAT'S A DRUG BUST!!! Good job!!
  • by Frown Brown? Location: ENC on Feb 28, 2012 at 03:42 AM
    Awww..... it was some frown brown. No good on the street anyway! Get them outta here! Only 'the good' allowed in these parts!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 08:04 PM
    So that's where the nasty brick weed is coming from, Mehico!
  • by lisa on Feb 27, 2012 at 07:03 PM
    Everyone wants to live the American Dream!!!! Give me your tired and your poor and give Americans what they want, DRUGGGGSSSS!!!!! lol
  • by Bill on Feb 27, 2012 at 06:53 PM
    @cartel so you are telling me a pound of Mary jane is only 8 dollars
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      by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 07:12 PM in reply to Bill
      I can't believe you had another chance to post that again or not, and you posted again. 800,000/1,000=800.
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        by bs on Feb 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM in reply to
        you see what marijuana does to people... and they want to legalize it. this country has enough morons.
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          by dude on Feb 28, 2012 at 05:13 AM in reply to bs
          hahaha, but I bet he's smiling the whole time typing the same thing!
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