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New Hanover Sheriff’s Office seizes ’21 pounds of marijuana’ after six-month investigation

Approximately 21 pounds of marijuana seized by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division. (Port City Daily photo / New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)
Approximately 21 pounds of marijuana seized by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division. (Port City Daily photo / New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)

WILMINGTON — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office seized over 20 pounds of cannabis (a.k.a. marijuana) from after a half-year investigation.

According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (NHCSO), the “Vice and Narcotics Division conducted a marijuana trafficking investigation over the past 6 months involving Marvin Gerald Waite Jr. of 160 Stonewall Jackson Drive.” The residence is located just off Shipyard Boulevard, near to the Pine Valley Country Club.

NHCSO detectives executed a search warrant of Friday, Feb. 15, seizing “21 pounds of marijuana” that NHCSO claims has “an approximate street value of $50,000.”

The investigation is still ongoing, and NHCSO expects additional charges and more arrests.

Waite, 36, and his wife, Megan Dawn Waite, 32, were both arrested on multiple counts of trafficking marijuana, conspiracy to traffic marijuana, and other drug-related charges. Both are being held on $350,000 secured bonds.

A third suspect, David Lewis Hamm, 35, was also arrested on conspiracy to traffic and other drug related charges, as well as possession of a firearm by a felon.

Charges

Gerald Marvin Waite Jr., 36, was arrested on numerous drug-related charges, including trafficking, after a six-month investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. (Port City Daily photo / New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)
Gerald Marvin Waite Jr., 36, was arrested on numerous drug-related charges, including trafficking, after a six-month investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. (Port City Daily photo / New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)

Gerald Marvin Waite Jr.

  • (2) counts of trafficking marijuana
  • (3) counts of conspiracy to traffic marijuana
  • Manufacture marijuana
  • PWIMSD marijuana
  • Felony possession of marijuana
  • Maintain a dwelling for controlled substance
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
Megan Dawn Wait, 32, was arrested on numerous drug-related charges, including trafficking, after a six-month investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. (Port City Daily photo / New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)
Megan Dawn Wait, 32, was arrested on numerous drug-related charges, including trafficking, after a six-month investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. (Port City Daily photo / New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)

Megan Dawn Waite

  • (2) counts of trafficking marijuana
  • (2) counts of conspiracy to traffic marijuana
  • PWIMSD marijuana
  • Conspiracy to sell marijuana
  • Felony possession of marijuana
  • Manufacture marijuana
  • Maintain dwelling for controlled substance
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
David Lewis Hamm, was arrested on numerous drug-related charges, as well as possession of a firearm by a felon, after a six-month investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. (Port City Daily photo / New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)
David Lewis Hamm, was arrested on numerous drug-related charges, as well as possession of a firearm by a felon, after a six-month investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. (Port City Daily photo / New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)

David Lewis Hamm

  • Conspire to traffic marijuana
  • Possession of firearm by convicted felon
  • PWIMSD marijuana
  • Manufacture marijuana
  • Maintain a dwelling for controlled substance
  • (M) possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

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