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Close To 50 lbs Of Pot Seized, Two Arrested

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According to a press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, April 25, 2019, at 11 pm a Sheriff’s Deputy assisted the DWI Task Force Team on Starnes Cove Road in response to a vehicle with a very strong odor of marijuana.

The driver of the vehicle, Arthur Dalton Verde, consented to a search of himself and was found to have marijuana buds in his front hoodie pocket. 

Upon searching the vehicle, deputies seized marijuana weighing 49.4 pounds in total, that were in forty individual vacuumed sealed packs. 
The two suspects are Arthur Dalton Verde, age 22 and David Alexander Verde, age 19 of Mill Spring, NC.
They are charged with:
– Felony Possession of Marijuana 

– Felony Trafficking in Marijuana

– Felony Maintaining of a Vehicle for the Use, Storage or Sale of a Controlled Substance 

They are each being held on a $30,000.00 dollar bond. 


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