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Deputies: NC men had $500,000 of ‘Chernobyl,’ ‘Turbo Diesel’ and ‘Berry Bomb’ pot

jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Wayne County is not known as one of the nation’s drug capitals, but Carolinians may have to rethink that after deputies arrested two men there with a rolling convenience store of various brands of marijuana, all neatly packaged and labeled.

Among the varieties seized in the van were seed strains with names like “Berry Bomb,” “Chernobyl,” “Blue Dream Haze," “Turbo Diesel” and “Gorilla Glue,” reports the Goldsboro News-Argus.

In all, a half-million dollars worth of marijuana (about 100 pounds) was seized during the Tuesday arrest of William Russell Deeming Jr., 58, and Darian Lee Friend, 21, of Kinston, it was reported.

The marijuana was in vacuum-sealed bags, stashed inside cardboard moving boxes, and each bag was inscribed with the content’s street name, it was reported. The two men were charged with level II trafficking in marijuana by possession and level II trafficking in marijuana by transporting, the News-Argus reported.

A Web site called AllBud.com says the quirky names are all legitimate varieties of pot.

Example: AllBud says “Berry Bomb” is a hybrid created by breeders at the “infamous Bomb Seeds farm” and is popular among patients who smoke pot for chronic pain, tension headaches and migraines.

As for “Chernobyl,” it’s “a cross between Trainwreck and Trinity, which is then pollinated with Jack the Ripper.”

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