Police seize seven pounds of marijuana, charge Raleigh man

From staff reportsApril 17, 2013 

David Scott Wheeler


— Police who raided a Raleigh man’s apartment late Tuesday charged that he had 7.2 pounds of marijuana that he was growing hydroponically as well as amphetamines and opiates.

David Scott Wheeler, 32, was arrested at the building at 3523 Horton St. at about 11 p.m., police said.

Marijuana grown in water rather than soil is reputed to have more concentrated chemical properties, according to several websites, though state law makes no distinction between hydro and conventionally grown marijuana.

According to arrest warrants, police also found between 28 and 200 grams of amphetamine in the apartment and between 4 and 14 grams of a drug in the class called opiates.

Wheeler was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute it, trafficking in amphetamines and trafficking in opium or heroin.

A magistrate set Wheeler’s bail at $500,000, and he was being held for a court appearance Wednesday.

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