CONCORD, N.C. -- A huge drug bust took two tons of marijuana off the streets of Concord. The Independent Tribune reports the drugs and related arrests are connected to a Mexican drug ring.
Pamela Demae Alegria, Cesar Andres Linares, Sergio Dejesus Linares, Javier Nava and Ana Kristina Ramos were arrested after the raid on April 5. Charges include trafficking marijuana, felony possession and possession with intent to sell and deliver. All five remain in jail on million dollar bonds.
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Court records show some of the suspects have home addresses listed in the border town of McAllen, Texas.
A witness who saw the bust at a storage facility on Webb Road says the FBI found dozens of ironing board boxes that apparently had marijuana in them. The Independent Tribune also reports the marijuana was compressed to resemble furniture shelving.
Dawn Williams watched police raid a house on Central Drive NW and says two or three of the suspects were at the home from time to time.
"They weren't loud, obnoxious, friendly in fact. They came over here and got one of the dogs that I had," Williams said. "I didn't know anything like that was going on."
A witness who doesn't want to be identified says officers toting semi-automatic rifles and wearing camouflage stormed the storage warehouse shortly after a large truck pulled up, and watched as agents recovered stacks of ironing board boxes, apparently filled with marijuana.
The haul between the Webb Road storage unit and one around the corner totaled more than 4,000 pounds of marijuana, the Independent Tribune reports.
Agencies involved in the raid and arrests aren't commenting. It remains an active investigation.