22 pounds of marijuana leads to arrest of two in Raleigh

From staff reportsMay 20, 2014 

— Two men were charged with drug trafficking Monday night when police stopped them at Capital Boulevard and Interstate 440 after seizing about 22 pounds of marijuana, according to arrest warrants.

Robert Eugene Corprew III, 28, of 3017 Allenby Drive, and Dexter Lamont Robertson, 37, of 4004 Charleston Park, both in Raleigh, were arrested about 9 p.m., records showed.

In arrest warrants, police charged Coprew with two counts of trafficking in marijuana – one saying he possessed the drug and and one saying he delivered about 11 pounds of it – and with conspiring with Robertson.

Robertson was charged with trafficking by possession of the 22 pounds, conspiring with Corprew and maintaining the townhouse where he lives as place to keep drugs.

Each man was being held in lieu of $150,000 bail for court appearances Tuesday.

Corprew was arrested on drug-possession charges last November and December, according to Wake County records.

State prison records show he was convicted in January on charges from November and put on 18 months’ probation. There is no current court record of the December charges.

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