Raleigh police charge man, woman had 2 pounds of dope, $16,000 in phony money

From staff reportsJuly 16, 2014 

— A man and woman were arrested after police found what they said was more than two pounds of marijuana and more than 1,000 counterfeit U.S. bills of various denominations Tuesday night in the Viewmont Drive house where she lives and that he appears to own.

Grover Lewis Edwards Jr., 32, was arrested at the house about 11 p.m. after a search at 4000 Viewmont Drive, records showed. A booking report said Edwards lives at 4615 Sinclair Drive in Raleigh, but county records show that a Grover Edwards owns the house on Viewmont.

Ebony Teksha Johnson, 30, was charged early Wednesday.

Each was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or distribute it, possession of counterfeit instruments and maintaining the house as a place to keep and sell drugs.

In arrest warrants, police said they found 1,044.6 grams of marijuana, which is equivalent to a little over 2.3 pounds.

In the house, they also seized 28 counterfeit $100 bills, 934 counterfeit $20s and 49 counterfeit $10s, the warrants said.

Police had obtained a search warrant for the house.

Johnson was being held on $15,000 bail and Edwards on $20,000, and both were to appear in court Wednesday.

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