Nearly one ton of pot valued at $2 million found in home, deputies say | Crime
CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Deputies in Cleveland County are investigating what they call the largest marijuana bust in county history after they found nearly a ton of pot inside a home.
According to a press release, deputies received an anonymous tip on Wednesday that a "large quantity of marijuana" was located at a home on Cherryville Road.
When investigators went to the home they reportedly found nearly 1800 pounds of marijuana in an outbuilding and a truck at the home. Investigators also discovered $52,000 in cash inside the residence, police told WBTV.
The street value of the marijuana is estimated to be worth over $2 Million, investigators said.
Thirty-two-year-old Juan Hernandez Carmana and 21-year-old Marcelino Guerrero Serrano were charged with trafficking marijuana and are currently being held in the Cleveland County Detention Center.
Both men are being held on a $150,000 secure bond and are expected to be in court on December 1.
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