Drug Raid Nets 85 Pounds Of Pot, 5 Arrests

Five suspected drug traffickers are in jail and eighty-five pounds of marijuana seized, along with $35,000 in cash after a drug raid here in the East.

The Goldsboro/Wayne County Interagency Drug Task Force says it worked with the D.E.A., the SBI, New Bern police and the Lenoir and Johnston Sheriff Offices. The investigation led to the five arrests on Monday.

Facing numerous drug charges are Christopher Smith who is being held on a $5,000,000 bond; Damian Green whose bond is set at $5,000,000; and Andrea Reid-Smith, being held on a $1,000,000 bond. Authorities say all three lived at a home on Southfork Place and are in this country illegally from Jamacia. They say Green is also wanted by immigration officials for illegally re-entering the country.

Also charged in Lenoir County are two New Bern men, William McCarter and Roy Holloway. Their bonds were set at $250,000.00 secured.

A firearm, two vehicles and other property were also seized during the investigation.

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  • by OpenCarry on Jan 9, 2011 at 09:00 PM
    PLEASE, WITN, when will you stop publishing these false, made-up stories. It is against State and Federal law for illegal aliens to possess firearms, so there is NO WAY that these people could have had guns. Everyone knows that the 20,000 "gun control" laws already on the books work perfectly, and everyone--even criminals--obeys them. When will the fake news stories stop?!?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2011 at 10:57 AM
    Illegal migrants from Jamacia, mon! Ire, ire! Drinking de Rum, mon! Jamacia Gangs r de killers, mon! They kilt Peter Tosh, mon!
  • by BIG AL Location: Greene Co on Jan 6, 2011 at 09:01 AM
    The issue here is not only the drugs but THEY ARE ILLEGAL ALIENS! Yes they are from out of this world. Ill bet you they stay high enough to be out of this world.It is time to crack down on all these crack heads and send them packing and shut down the borders and tighten down on visitation of our country. Some how we have got to come up with a way to track them all. I say we need to do what some other countries do in the Middle East do Deal drugs you die! NO questions asked. You die! This will cut down on the drug problem. Legalize it you will still have the same problem like you do alcohol and Moonshine! It is never gonna go away. If Pot is so bad why have my people the Native Americans have used it for medicinal purposes and festive activities with no Mental issues?? Just saying think about the pros and cons to it all!
  • by RJ on Jan 6, 2011 at 06:31 AM
    Joe: The short-term memory impairment and small impact on short-term cognitive functioning is correct during intoxication and as long as THC is in system. It is also important to note that these effects then "go away" after THC leaves system in a week or two; thus the effects are not debilitating long-term. In fact, I am experiencing increased heart rate and other cognitive effects RIGHT NOW due to the coffee I'm drinking. The coffee may also impact my cognitions. There is absolutely NO DOUBT that marijuana is far less physically and psychologically toxic vs. alcohol, tobacco, or even caffeine. Far less addicting as well (yes, there is some psychological addiction potential w/ THC). Judgement under the influence of THC is far less impacted vs. alcohol too (obviously). THC may impact lung functioning, as smoking ANYTHING might. Vaporizing THC negates this negative lung ramification. How do I know all this? I get paid to do the research you reference. And no, I'm not a drug addict. Thanks
  • by Lagange Location: MHC on Jan 6, 2011 at 04:05 AM
    Joe: I would like to see where you get your facts, the cough and short term memory loss are indeed side effects but very neglegible and listed as only in chronic use cases, almost everything we eat or drink will harm us in someway, just like alcohol will rot your liver, and ciggarettes will rot your lungs. As for the psychotic episodes you must have watched that old 30's film "Reefer Madness" which was propaganda of Harry Anslinger to get the drug made illegal in the first place you know back in the 30's they also said that MJ made black and mexican people rape and kill white people which today we know is laughable but still some naive people such as yourself bought it hook line and sinker. Bottom line is it is here to stay no amount of war on drugs has been able to get rid of it so we say regulate and tax it to give access to people who enjoy it, help gov. with hundreds of millions if not BILLONS tax dollars, and you have the choice to or not to partake, just like alcohol and tobacco
  • by Joe Location: Goldsboro on Jan 5, 2011 at 07:47 PM
    Consequences of Marijuana Abuse Acute (present during intoxication) Impairs short-term memory Impairs attention, judgment, and other cognitive functions Impairs coordination and balance Increases heart rate Psychotic episodes Persistent (lasting longer than intoxication, but may not be permanent) Impairs memory and learning skills Sleep impairment Long-term (cumulative effects of chronic abuse) Can lead to addiction Increases risk of chronic cough, bronchitis Increases risk of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals May increase risk of anxiety, depression, and amotivational syndrome* * These are often reported co-occurring symptoms/disorders with chronic marijuana use.
  • by RJ on Jan 5, 2011 at 07:00 PM
    Joe: Marijuana has not been shown to damage brain cells nor "kill your brains" (as you so inarticulately stated) in any legitimate research study. Alcohol does so. and to a very great degree, and every research study done for decades demonstrates this fact. So, this begs the question: who's the real "dummy", Joe? Huh?
  • by Joe Location: Goldsboro on Jan 5, 2011 at 05:55 PM
    Wow looks like a lot of pot heads read this web page. Continue killing your brains dummies.
  • by laura Location: greenville on Jan 5, 2011 at 05:32 PM
    It'll never be legalized in part because big tobacco likes to have the market cornered on mood altering substances. Most folks would pick a joint over a Marlboro, without hesitation. Pot is something that can easily be grown in one's home for personal use, tobacco...not so much. Pot doesn't need additives. I don't care either way, but it's pretty obvious who would risk losing the most if it was legalized. Check out how much Philip Morris gave to campaigns last year.
  • by Tyrone Location: Greenville on Jan 5, 2011 at 03:47 PM
    But for now, it's illegal MORONS ! Good job LEO.
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