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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) – The New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics Detectives have arrested a major supplier of marijuana in New Hanover County.

After an extensive investigation, with the assistance of Wrightsville Beach Police, Detectives intercepted a shipment of marijuana and executed a control delivery to Phuc Van Tran, a 39 year old Asian male.

Tran was arrested on April 8, 2011 at 1405 Lumina Ave. Wrightsville Beach. Detectives confiscated over 33 pounds of marijuana with a street value of over $150,000.00.

Tran is currently in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $1,000,000.00 Secure Bond charged with;

Trafficking Marijuana- Felony 2 counts
PWISD Marijuana- Felony 1 Count
Fugitive from Justice- Felony 1 Count

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Sad for Cignotti
2015 years 10 months ago

33 pounds of marijuana in Wrightsville Beach and our police department has no idea. No more small town police chiefs. WAKE UP we are not a small town. We are part of a major metrolpolitan area. Look West. What do you see? We need a law enforcement professional to bring us into the 21st Century. Fresh perspective is needed, not gimmick plans that provide resources for criminals. Mayor Cignotti was unable to attract one candidate to WB with a Masters Degree? Pathetic! Thanks NH Sheriff for policing our beach. See you in November Cignotti.

2015 years 10 months ago

Look at all the money state and local govs. are losing. Dumb, out of date law should be changed.

joe citizen aka blue collar worker
2015 years 10 months ago

Price of weed is going up like gas

2015 years 10 months ago

I suppose there will be a lot of disappointed pot heads in Wrightsville Beach this Easter holiday.
On second thought, there’s probably still plenty more there for them.

2015 years 10 months ago

True republicans believe the govt should stay out of markets. The black market will always exist. Stop the drug war. Why did we let the repubs lead us into this waste of $ & constitutional rights. Tax n regulate or shoot yourself in the foot.

bogart that joint
2015 years 10 months ago

It’s funny that in North Carolina the state sells the booze. You can get drunk. Often people get in fights or drive their cars illegally while under the influence. Yet, smoking pot is illegal. Never met someone who got stoned and wanted to start a fight. I don’t smoke it, that’s a personal choice. But there are states where you can grow it, sell it for medical purposes, even produce cookies and butter with it. In NC, they just clog up the courts and already overcrowded prison system with marijuana cases which cost taxpayers more money. North Carolina will eventually learn that controlling production and taxing marijuana will lower the cost of our justice system, prisons and boost ta revenues. They could even sell it at ABC stores right along side expensive brands of booze.

2015 years 10 months ago

The perscription drugs and liquor flow. If ya feel down, take a pill, take one to bring ya down but don’t smoke that joint. Go to the state run liquor store and get ya a half gallon or go downtown and get smashed but don’t smoke that joint. If people could get a buzz on smoking pine trees, they would cut em all down but the liquor and pills would still flow. lol.


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