Raids Net 28 Pounds Of Pot & $80,000+ In Cash

Twenty-eight pounds of pot, two guns and over $80,000 in cash has been seized after a raids in Farmville and La Grange.

Johnny Hopkins was arrested after the search on Walnut and Anderson streets in Farmville. There lawmen say they found seven pounds of pot, one firearm, a stolen firearm, Percocet pills and cash.

That led investigators to La Grange where deputies seized another 21 pounds of marijuana and $80,110 in cash. That's when they arrested Gary Jenkins.

The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force, along with the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office and Farmville Police conducted the raids.

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  • by 40some on Oct 22, 2011 at 10:54 PM
    Just how many people in this underground economy don't get caught? Ya think taxes could be paid on that money if it were legalized?
  • by c-had Location: police state nc on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:04 AM
    Where, at the local community college? IT DOES NOT KILL BRAIN CELLS.... INHALING ANY SMOKE KILLS BRAIN CELLS ,IT IS NOT THE THC. I will admit it effects short term memory recall but that is all. Having to endure people like you makes happy about this side effect,imagine that. What if you eat it and not smoke it ? What then?
  • by ANON Location: Kinston on Oct 20, 2011 at 04:10 AM
    @c-had, I am currently studying cognitive psychology, which is how the brain works. etc.. Smoking marijuana does have harmful effects on the brain, as well as the lungs. It DOES kill brian cells, and affects the hippocampus which is for learning and memory. So technically you are the one who is portraying a myth and giving out misinformation.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 at 05:46 AM in reply to ANON
      Just wondering...what affect does alcohol, caffeine and nicotine have on the brain. Note all these are legal to buy.
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      by Not true!!! on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:40 AM in reply to ANON
      You should probably be taking physiology!! Alcohol, even small amounts, kill many brain cells. THC does NOT kill brain cells. Go to a medical library to do your research, not a psychology book!!! THC effects of brain matter is temporary, alcohol kills cells!!! So you're wrong. History channel has a good documentary about the history of marijuana and why it was made illegal. Basically, marijuana was made illegal due to it's cultuaral associations(and remains so because of this) and NOT due to any true potential to cause physical harm. In fact,the same can be said for all the hallucinagens e.g mushrooms, etc. NONE of them cause : addiction, injury, death, etc., but are are strongly associated with various ethnic/cultural groups!! Pity we waste our taxes on prohibition, when it doesn't work. Treatment/Prevention works!! Alcohol is the gateway drug, always has been and always will be. It also causes more problems than ALL the illegal drugs combined!!
  • by c-had Location: police state nc on Oct 19, 2011 at 08:28 AM
    There is a program running on PBS called Prohibition that I feel is relevant to this discussion. One can draw some interesting parallels between the prohibition of mary jane and alcohol.They will NEVER STOP OR EVEN SLOW DOWN MARIJAUNA USE. I cannot for the life of me understand filling prisons with people who smoke a little pot. The cheech and chong sterotype is played out. Pot does not burn brain cells or make you dumb. MYTHS AND MISINFORMATION......
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      by TRUE!!!! on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:43 AM in reply to c-had
      Spot on post. The Prohibition documentary is extremely relavant to what is happening today!! Shame we didn't learn our lesson from alcohol prohibition!!!!
  • by $$$$ on Oct 19, 2011 at 12:22 AM
    You can believe the guys that got caught with this will be paying taxes. FPD will probably be sporting some new rides after that bust. Good Job!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:59 PM
    Oh noes....not WEED! Can't have something that's natural and less harmful than legal substances roaming the streets, corrupting our youth, destroying our families and murdering our children!
  • by Translation on Oct 18, 2011 at 09:16 PM
    "...That led investigators to La Grange..." ...This means the guy they busted, snitched on another guy.
  • by Getatme Location: Watkins trailer park on Oct 18, 2011 at 09:12 PM
    Dang I didnt no jaywoo had it like that lol
  • by john Location: farmville on Oct 18, 2011 at 08:08 PM
    Bet the 80,000 is already spoke for. I would bet there was more of both. Hey FPD try the monk park, especially on Sun. afternoon.
  • by STUPID!!! Location: USA on Oct 18, 2011 at 06:14 PM
    Tens of thousands die every year from alcohol and cigarettes, none from marijuana!! STOP WASTING OUR TAXES ENFORCING STUPID LAWS!!!! LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MARIJUANA NOW!!!!!!!! Go after murderers, rapists, pedophiles!!! Pot smokers are only criminala because it's illegal!!!!!
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