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Northwest D.C. van raid nets marijuana, cash

Federal agents seized more than 50 pounds of marijuana Tuesday in a van parked in a Northwest Washington garage, authorities said.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raided two vans in a garage in the 6100 block of 16th Street NW, court papers show.

They seized the marijuana in one and more than $5,000 in cash in the other, authorities said.

One of the vans was parked in a spot assigned to Courtney Prince, 45, who lives in an apartment building at the same address as the garage, agents wrote in court papers.

Documents in both vans also indicated that Prince had driven them, authorities said.

Prince was charged with illegal possession of marijuana. He was released on personal recognizance after a court appearance Wednesday.

-- Del Quentin Wilber

By Del Wilber  |  February 4, 2010; 10:57 AM ET
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber , Narcotics , The District  
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No bail? Sounds like someone is snitching. All of his drug buddies better be careful when he ask you to speak louder into his collar.

Posted by: martnwilson | February 4, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

This is under crime... thats the worst part - its mary jane folks... no problems here. This is how dumb we are as a country.. people believe its bad because were told it is. Do research - mary jane has been part of many cultures for thousands of years and made illegal for no reason within the last 100... give me a break.. our jails are crowded by pot smokers - get the ___ outta here...

Posted by: rockettonu | February 4, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Should having those items really be illegal? How many full time equivelants did it take to break up that superbowl party?

Posted by: ahowl7mx | February 4, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

If the Idiots would legalize it what would the feds do for a job or better yet how many people have smoked too much pot and died. but its legal to drink your self to death. GET REAL AMERICA - WAKE UP, the feds already messed cigarettes up, whats next? Everyday are freedom is getting taken away and we voted the morons into office, just look at the White House, we put a man on the moon but we cant keep him working in the U.S,of A.

Posted by: FrankMonzon | February 4, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

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