Sheriff: Deputies seize $3.7 million worth of pot | News
ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - Bond has been set for a man Orangeburg County deputies arrested in connection to what deputies allege to be the county's largest pot bust in history.
Berley Greene, 37, was in court on Thursday where bond was issued at $500,000.
Greene was arrested during a Wednesday night bust that netted the sheriff's department 1,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $3.7 million.
Greene has been charged with trafficking marijuana.
On top of the drug bust, deputies also seized more than $100,000 in cash, a Chevy Silverado, three BMWs, a Mercedes-Benz, a cargo trailer, two four wheelers, a dirt bike, electronic surveillance equipment, and a rifle.
Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says his department made the arrest with the help of information from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.
"This is a good, but sad day in Orangeburg County," Ravenell said during an afternoon press conference. "Good to stop 1,000 pounds of marijuana from hitting the streets of Orangeburg County. It's sad because it made it this far."
Greene's attorney at Thursday afternoon's bond hearing says Greene is a barber, an Army veteran, and father of two girls with a third child on the way.
An Orangeburg investigator also told us Greene is a former school counselor.
An investigation is ongoing.
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