(Thomasville, NC) -- Yesterday, The Thomasville Police Department and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division Special Agents made a large drug bust in Thomasville after finding 12 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle of Anthony M. Harris, age 43, of High Point.
With the assistance of the High Point Police Dept., Agents and TPD Officers later executed a search warrant at Anthony's Sweepstakes, 455 South Main Street, High Point, North Carolina. Officers seized another pound of marijuana, spirituous liquor and currency from inside the business which is owned by Mr. Harris. An additional search warrant was executed at 5731 Election Oak Drive, High Point, North Carolina, which was the home of Mr. Harris. Approximately 84 grams of marijuana, nontax paid alcoholic beverages and currency were seized from inside the residence.
Law enforcement officers and agents seized three vehicles and $13,680.00. North Carolina Department of Revenue agents responded to both search warrant locations and taxed Harris for the controlled substances he possessed. Harris owes approximately $30,000.00 in unauthorized controlled substance tax to the State of North Carolina.
Anthony Harris was charged with three counts of trafficking marijuana and maintaining a vehicle to keep controlled substances. Harris was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $350,000.00 secured bond, with a pending court date in Thomasville.
Thomasville Police Department Chief Insley said this was a team effort with cooperation involving multiple agencies, and it was always a great benefit to the community to get a major drug dealer off our streets.