Police say they seized pot-laced treats from North Raleigh home

tmcdonald@newsobserver.comMarch 11, 2014 

— Police say they seized more than 2 pounds of high-grade marijuana at a FedEx terminal in North Raleigh this month, then visited a home in northern Wake County where the marijuana was headed and found a confectionery of marijuana sweets, including candy chews, chocolates, cookies and “cannabis candy,” according to a search warrant made public Tuesday.

Police arrested Larrin Devereaux Marrisett and Kristen Marie Marrisett, both 32, and charged each of them with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for the sale and delivery of marijuana.

A Raleigh detective was doing a routine patrol of the FedEx terminal on Atlantic Avenue when he pulled what appeared to be a suspicious package sent from Colorado, according to a search warrant application filed at the Wake County Clerk of Courts Office.

The detective requested a Wake County deputy and his K-9 partner, “Hydro,” to inspect the package, according to the warrant. The dog sniffed the package and gave the officers a “positive reaction,” indicating the package may have contained an illegal drug.

The detective obtained a search warrant to search the package and found about 2.3 pounds of hydro-marijuana, according to the warrant.

The package was mailed from Monument, Co., and addressed to a home in the 3300 block of Sugar House Street between Falls of Neuse Road and N.C. 98 in northern Wake County, according to the warrant application.

Investigators waited until the package was delivered to the home. Once a person inside accepted the package, investigators executed a warrant to search the home, according to the warrant application.

Investigators say they found about 3 ounces of chew candy, 4 ounces of marijuana chocolate, 2.3 ounces of marijuana cookies, 11 ounces of cannabis candy and an additional 4 ounces of marijuana that had not been transformed into a sweet treat, according to the warrant.

Larrin Marrisett was released from jail on March 4 after posting a $20,000 bond. Kristen Marrisett was released the following day after posting the same bond amount, a jail spokesman said Tuesday.

McDonald: 919-829-4533

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