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Former NILE Bassist Busted With 2,900 Grams of Marijuana

Posted by on December 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Former Nile and Divine Heresy bassist Joseph Payne is not having a good day/week/month. After quitting Divine Heresy earlier this year, and I guess in need of money, he took to selling the ganj. I guess his empire got a little too big, because the cops started sniffing around and they busted him with about 2,900 grams of weed (that's 6 pounds folks).

According to WSOCTV in Charlotte, Joseph Payne, 28, and an accomplice were arrested over the weekend in connection with an investigation into "marijuana being transported from the Charlotte area and distributed in Iredell County." During the investigation, more than 2,900 grams of marijuana valued at roughly $26,000 was siezed.

Specifically, Payne was charged with felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and maintaining a vehicle.

I have never seen $26,000 dollars of weed, but I'm sure it smells delicious. Here's a photo approximation of how much 6 pounds of weed is:

…so a lot! In addition to the weed, three handguns and over $5,000 in cash were also seized, so a pretty healthy bust. According to NORML, they'll probably get less than a year of jailtime for this.

If the cops are reading this, and need a place to store the weed, the Metal Injection offices are available.

[via Lambgoat]

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