A California man has been charged with trafficking several pounds of “high-grade” marijuana.
Scott Lee Tillman II, 25, of Oakland, California, was arrested at a hotel in the 4900 block of Market Street just before 8 p.m. June 30, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer.
The investigation was sparked by information received from the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, Brewer said. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit seized 17 pounds of “high-grade” marijuana, which was valued at more than $40,000, and $1,200 cash from the hotel room.
Tillman was arrested on charges of two counts of trafficking marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to arrest warrants, he is charged with storing the marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags.
Tillman was booked at the New Hanover County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.