North Carolina Marijuana News

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Seven people were arrested in connection to a warrant roundup operation in Northampton County, North Carolina.

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office says Operation Summer Heat Cleanup targeted people who had outstanding warrants.

Macques Daye of Conway, North Carolina was arrested for five counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, two counts of larceny from motor vehicle, breaking and entering, felony larceny, larceny of motor vehicle parts, attempted larceny and possession of stolen goods out of Northampton County.

The sheriff’s office says Daye’s warrants stem from his involvement in a break-in at a mechanical shop out of Rich Square, North Carolina. It happened on April 24.

Daye also reportedly had an order for arrest out of Harnett County and four orders for arrest out of Hertford County for breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods.

According to the sheriff’s office, Daye received a total bond of $70,300 with several pending court dates in Northampton County, Harnett County and Hertford County.

Sheriff Jack Smith extended thanks to Chief Investigator Capt.

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Heroin seized at the stop.  (Photo: Custom)

SCOTLAND NECK, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities seized more than 5,000 bindles of heroin from a car on Highway 125 outside Scotland Neck on Wednesday night, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said.

Agents from two drug task forces, who cooperated on the arrest, reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle after they stopped it about 10:55 p.m. for a speeding violation, Tripp wrote.

A K-9 search turned up 5,100 bindles of heroin, arranged in 102 bricks, plus 13 grams of marijuana, the sheriff said. Tripp said the heroin would be worth about $51,000 on the street.

“The US Drug Enforcement Administration made contact with the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of North Carolina; a criminal complaint will be filed for several drug violations,” Tripp wrote.

Tara Finis Simmons, 46, of Hallsboro and Charles Lee Wright Jr., 49, of Whiteville, are being held in jail under a federal detainer.

Tara Finis Simmons, 46, of Hallsboro, left, and Charles Lee Wright Jr., 49, of

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NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A man is facing multiple charges after a lengthy chase and search.

Robert Hicks, 46, of Nicholas County, is charged with destruction of property, fleeing, nighttime burglary and driving on a revoked license.

According to a release, deputies attempted a traffic stop Wednesday evening in the Mt. Lookout Road area of Nicholas County.

The suspect then rammed the officer and took off driving through several people’s property before crashing into a tree.

He then took off on foot into a wooded area. A bloodhound was called in from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department.

Nicholas County 911 got a tip the man had forced his way into a person’s home through a basement door and had just left.

Officers responded and found items left behind inside.

That’s when officers identified the suspect as Robert Hicks.

Officers searched a home early Thursday morning believed to be connected with Hicks.

Cocaine, meth, marijuana and pills were found inside.

While doing the search, a person called 911 saying Hicks showed up at their house wanting a ride.

The

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Agents of the City-County and Tar River Regional drug task forces seized heroin and marijuana in Scotland Neck.

About 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, agents stopped a vehicle on NC 125 about two miles from the Scotland Neck town limits for a speeding violation.

Reports indicate agents could allegedly smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, resulting in a search. During the search of the vehicle — with the assistance of K-9 Tony — agents seized 102 bricks, or 5,100 bindles of heroin, and 13 grams of marijuana.

The street value of the heroin seized is about $51,000.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration made contact with the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of North Carolina; a criminal complaint will be filed for several drug violations.

Tara Finis Simmons, 46, of Hallsboro, and Charles Lee Wright Jr., 49, of Whiteville, are currently being held at a federal detention center under a federal detainer.

“We’re going straight for federal indictments on this, no state charges,” said

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Attorney Keith Denny, center, talks about a lawsuit filed by Tori Morton, who wipes her eyes at Denny’s Walhalla law firm.(Photo: Mike Ellis/Independent Mail)

Zachary Hammond’s passenger on the day he was fatally shot could have pushed for a speedy trial on lingering marijuana charges two years ago, according to a response to a lawsuit against former Seneca officer Mark Tiller.

Tori Morton, who was a passenger in Hammond’s car when he was shot by Tiller in 2015, sued Tiller, Seneca Police Chief John Covington and the city of Seneca. She recently filed the lawsuit, saying it had taken her years to come to terms with it.

Tiller filed a response Wednesday to the federal lawsuit that seeks unspecified damages, saying the lawsuit was an attempt to “inflame the emotions of the reader and sensationalize the case.”

Morton and Hammond had known each other for some time and had spent the night together before what she calls their first date, when Hammond was fatally shot, Tiller’s response says.

Morton’s lawsuit alleges that a ­­marijuana charge

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Former Memphis Tigers basketball star Joe Jackson was arrested on felony drug and gun charges. Wochit

Joe Jackson(Photo: Shelby County Jail)

Joe Jackson, former Memphis Tigers White Station High School basketball star, was arrested Wednesday on felony drug and gun charges.  Here’s what we know:  

The arrest

Joe Jackson was pulled over in a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro he was driving around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Trezevant Street, off Airways in the Bethel Grove neighborhood, after police said he made an improper left turn to head eastbound on Lamar Avenue.

Police said they smelled marijuana when they approached his vehicle. They asked Jackson for permission to search the vehicle and officers said they found 100 ecstasy pills, two guns and $4,500 in $100 bills inside a Louis Vuitton backpack found on the backseat of the vehicle.

‘Possession of ecstasy for sale’

Memphis police said the pills found tested positive for ecstasy. Jackson was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture/deliver/sell

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SPRING HOPE, NC–(Marketwired – Aug 17, 2017) – With a very solid „hemp manufacturing and processing infrastructure” via the largest hemp mill in the western hemisphere now in full operation producing product, Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) is pleased to announce that its NuAxon Tech CO2 Supercritical Extractor has officially launched and is in its first phase of operation.

The company previously purchased the NuAxon Tech Industrial CO2 Supercritical Extractor from NuAxon BioScience, manufacturer and the producer of the world class, large capacity CO2 Supercritical Extraction equipment as part of a joint venture with Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTCQB: FRLF), NuAxon’s global exclusive distributor for the cannabis/hemp industry. After thorough testing and debugging, corporate executives are now commencing their „hemp oil extraction infrastructure,” one of the company’s current four underlying industrial hemp infrastructure components. (For those interested in purchasing a NuAxon Tech CO2 Supercritical Extractor, contact Freedom Leaf, Inc. at [email protected].)

David Schmitt, COO of Hemp, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC, said, „I was extremely pleased with NuAxon BioScience. They not only delivered a superior product but

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SPRING HOPE, NC–(Marketwired – Aug 17, 2017) – With a very solid “hemp manufacturing and processing infrastructure” via the largest hemp mill in the western hemisphere now in full operation producing product, Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) is pleased to announce that its NuAxon Tech CO2 Supercritical Extractor has officially launched and is in its first phase of operation.

The company previously purchased the NuAxon Tech Industrial CO2 Supercritical Extractor from NuAxon BioScience, manufacturer and the producer of the world class, large capacity CO2 Supercritical Extraction equipment as part of a joint venture with Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTCQB: FRLF), NuAxon’s global exclusive distributor for the cannabis/hemp industry. After thorough testing and debugging, corporate executives are now commencing their “hemp oil extraction infrastructure,” one of the company’s current four underlying industrial hemp infrastructure components. (For those interested in purchasing a NuAxon Tech CO2 Supercritical Extractor, contact Freedom Leaf, Inc. at [email protected].)

David Schmitt, COO of Hemp, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC, said, “I was extremely pleased with NuAxon BioScience. They not only delivered a superior product but did an outstanding

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Zach Henson Staff Writer Troy residents will be able to view an 80 to 90 percent solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A solar eclipse is the moon passing in between the earth and the sun, explained Maurice Clark, assistant professor of astronomy. The path of totality, a narrow strip in which the sun will be completely blocked by the moon, will cover at least part of 14 states, the closest of which is Georgia. “There’s usually two total solar eclipses, […]

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