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Deputies bust suspected pot dealers

From Staff Reports

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Edgecombe County deputies seized a quarter pound of marijuana Thursday while investigating a car parked in a vacant lot near Princeville.

According to a press release, deputies on the department’s Narcotics Taskforce responded to Lakeside Mobile Home Park where they said they smelled marijuana coming from a vehicle parked in an empty lot. Deputies searched the vehicle and said they seized 83 grams of marijuana and $1,000 in cash.

Monted Quintrell Council of Pinetops and Derik Danielle Downing of Tarboro were charged with felony possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and deliver and felony possession of marijuana. Council also was served with an outstanding warrant and jailed in Edgecombe County under a $5,500 secured bond. Downing also was served with maintaining a vehicle for the storage of a controlled substance and served with an outstanding warrant. Downing was jailed in Edgecombe County under a $5,000 secured bond.