Authorities intercept marijuana filled furniture shipped to Char - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Authorities intercept marijuana filled furniture shipped to Charleston

Posted: Updated:
The amount shown is just an 1/8 of the marijuana seized. The amount shown is just an 1/8 of the marijuana seized.
CHARLESTON, SC -

Local and Federal agents in Charleston announced a major drug bust Tuesday. 

Police held a news conference Tuesday morning announcing the drug bust and two arrests related to the case.  Agents seized 3,734 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $4 million.

Agents say this would be considered a large bust anywhere in the country

Border Patrol officials found the drugs pressed between furniture pieces in Texas.  Authorities allowed the furniture to be shipped to Charleston where it was seized upon arrival.

What was shown Tuesday morning at a news conference is just one-eighth of what was actually found in the seizure; in total nearly 2-tons of marijuana valued at about 4-million dollars was found.

It was discovered on a truck in Laredo TX and was disguised as pressed pieces of furniture such as unassembled shelving or TV-stands. It was destined for North Carolina as well as the Charleston area.

Special Agent in Charge at the Department of Homeland Security, Joseph Gallion said on Tuesday this is not large find relative to Charleston.

"Thirty-seven hundred pounds is a large seizure even down on the border where obviously you know narcotics are more prevalent because it's a passage or smuggling point, but this is large significant seizure anywhere in the country."

  • Police arrest man for cooking meth in Relax Inn hotel room

    Police arrest man for cooking meth in Relax Inn hotel room

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:41:59 GMT
    At least one person is under arrest after a meth lab was uncovered in North Charleston.
    At least one person is under arrest after a meth lab was uncovered in North Charleston.
  • Mt. Pleasant doctor chases armed suspect after office robbed

    Mt. Pleasant doctor chases armed suspect after office robbed

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:54:29 GMT
    Almost a decade of quiet Mount Pleasant business life for Dr. Thomas Mirabile changed Tuesday when a man on a bicycle stuck his head into his optometry office. "Two hours later he returned and had his gun over [the front counter] and proceeded to cock it and ask for our money box. I handed him the money box and he took up the tray and dashed out the door with my wife in hot pursuit. For her protection, I went after her," Mirabile explained. It became a dangerous dash with an armed man. "Wh...
    Almost a decade of quiet Mount Pleasant business life for Dr. Thomas Mirabile changed Tuesday when a man on a bicycle stuck his head into his optometry office. "Two hours later he returned and had his gun over [the front counter] and proceeded to cock it and ask for our money box. I handed him the money box and he took up the tray and dashed out the door with my wife in hot pursuit. For her protection, I went after her," Mirabile explained. It became a dangerous dash with an armed man. "Wh...
  • Democrats accuse Gov. Haley of ethics violations

    Democrats accuse Gov. Haley of ethics violations

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:48:18 GMT
    The South Carolina Democratic Party says Gov. Nikki Haley has broken state ethics laws by violating campaign donation and reporting rules, but the State Ethics Commission says it doesn’t see any violation.
    The South Carolina Democratic Party says Gov. Nikki Haley has broken state ethics laws by violating campaign donation and reporting rules, but the State Ethics Commission says it doesn’t see any violation.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.