More Than 2,000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in South Carolina

scbustPolice in Columbia, South Carolina executed 3 search warrants on Thursday and found more than 2,800 pounds of marijuana and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash.

A traffic stop on Wednesday led officers to conduct a search at the first house where swat team members found 1 suspect with a semi-automatic handgun and a house full of packaged marijuana (pictured). The marijuana was bundled into 20 pound packages and the final weight has yet to be calculated.

A second house about two blocks away from the first was searched shortly after, resulting in no marijuana or cash but reportedly contained information that led officers to a third house where they found 4 duffel bags full of cash.

Police have arrested 2 people in connection with the case and believe the marijuana is part of a Mexican drug cartel operation.

Developing story, stay tuned...

One thought on “More Than 2,000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in South Carolina

  • January 19, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Just a wild guess:

    This 2,800-pound bust will not make any appreciable difference in the local supply; nobody will NOT be able to get pot as a result; and the supply chain will remain basically uninterrupted.

    Translation: Waste of taxpayer money; waste of police time.


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