Second arrest made in Plymouth drug bust

Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:53
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

STAFF WRITER

PLYMOUTH - Police have charged a second person after finding 232 pounds of marijuana in a local home.

Erik White, 31, turned himself in Monday on charges of illegal distribution in a drug factory, possession of drug paraphernalia, sale of a kilogram or more of marijuana, sale of a hallucinogen and possession of a controlled substance.

He posted $150,000 bond, and is scheduled to be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court April 3.

White’s is the second arrest made after police on Friday made what they called the largest drug bust in the town’s history.

Officers raided an apartment inside a multi-family home at 480 South Eagle St. at about 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. In the apartment, police said they found 232 pounds of marijuana, $22,894 in cash, a large assortment of THC “edibles,” “wax” and psilocybin “magic” mushrooms and other paraphernalia.

The drugs, police said, were worth about $500,000 on the street.

The apartment’s occupant, Robert White Jr., 33, was subsequently taken in custody and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was not the “main target” of the investigation and was released without having to post any bond.

Police have said they expect to make at least one more arrest in connection with the case.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at jmuszynski@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in Newington Town Crier, General News, Plymouth, Terryville on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:53. Updated: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:56.