Two men from Southern California were arrested Sunday afternoon on charges of having at least 50 pounds of marijuana in their car.
In arrest warrants charging each man with trafficking in marijuana, police said they had between 50 and 200 pounds of it. Trafficking charges are higher-ranked felonies and apply if police find 10 pounds or more of marijuana, and one category is 50 to 2,000 pounds.
Minh Quoc Dong, 47, of 1148 Terilyn Ave. in San Jose, California, was arrested about 2 p.m. at a shopping center at 3111 Capital Blvd., according to jail records.
Cuong Din Le, 32, who booking records show lives near Dong at 1144 Terilyn Ave., was arrested about 90 minutes later at Capital Boulevard and Mayflower Drive, which is a corner of the block where the shopping center is.
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Arrests warrants did not list the specific amount of marijuana police said they found.
Information was not available Monday about why Le’s arrest was after Dong’s.
Both men were charged with maintaining a 2001 Toyota Avalon as a place to keep and sell drugs.
Police did not disclose other aspects of the case, including why the men were in Raleigh and whether they had been tracked to Raleigh from California or had come from somewhere else.
A magistrate set Dong’s and Le’s bails at $400,000 each, and they were to be in court Monday.