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The male victim, age 25, admitted that he called the suspect and met him in the wooded area behind the shopping center to buy marijuana. Instead, the suspect pointed a small handgun at the victim and robbed him.
As summer approaches and more people trek into the woods, the US Forest Service warns hikers and others to be careful if they find someone growing marijuana on federal land.
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
A Wilmington man is in custody under $200,000 secure bond after WPD Vice-Narcotics investigators served search warrants at both of his addresses – the house where he had been living, and the address he maintained for the sole purpose of growing marijuana.
When deputies made a well-being check at 828 Farmers Court near Shallotte, they found pot plants growing inside.
Marijuana was found on the grounds of a Wilmington school on Wednesday.