Illegal Immigrants-Drug Charge: 1,000 pounds of pot found

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Submitted: Tue, 02/28/2012 - 1:31am
Updated: Tue, 02/28/2012 - 1:33am

REIDSVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Authorities in Rockingham County have
arrested two illegal immigrants living in Reidsville after
sheriff’s deputies seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and
$600,000 in cash.

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said 26-year-old Jose
Gomez and 30-year-old Antonio Nunez are charged with trafficking
marijuana. A sheriff’s deputy said Monday both men have waived
their right to an attorney.

On Sunday, Rockingham sheriff’s deputies and narcotics officers
from the Greensboro Police Department carried out a search warrant
at the home where the two men lived. The authorities located and
seized 1,060 pounds of marijuana, over $600,000 is U.S. currency
and an AR-15 assault rifle.

It was also determined that the men are in the United States
illegally. Both are under detainers from U.S. Immigrations and
Customs Enforcement.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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