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Authorities seize 1,800 pounds pot off tractor-trailer

Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Marijuana

More than 1,800 pounds worth $1.8M (Photo Hoke County Sheriff's Office)

The Hoke County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that it and several other law enforcement agencies seized more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana from a tractor-trailer.

Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin says the Robeson County Sheriff's Office received a tip on June 30 about a shipment of drugs that would be arriving in the Red Springs, NC area.

Based on that tip, the Robeson County Sheriff's Office, the Hoke County Sheriff's Office, the DEA, the ATF and the Raeford Police Department responded to the location in the Hoke County section of Red Springs.

Authorities discovered the marijuana concealed inside a tractor-trailer. The street value of the drugs is $1.8 million.

Sheriff Peterkin said no charges have been filed yet, but the investigation is ongoing. No suspects were named.

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