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$25,000 worth of pot seized from James City County teen’s home

Posted: 12:25 PM, May 18, 2012
Updated: 2012-05-18 12:25:56-04
$25,000 worth of pot seized from James City County teen’s home

According to James City County police officials, a teen is charged after police seized $25,000 worth of marijuana from his home.

On May 17 at 2:30 p.m., James City County Police and the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for a drug investigation at a residence in the 2400 block of Manion Drive in the Drummonds Field subdivision in James City County.

Police seized approximately 2.5 pounds of marijuana, a marijuana plant measuring three feet tall, and a shotgun.

The estimated value of the marijuana recovered is approximately $25,000. 

Michael Anthony Pace, age 19, was charged with possession with intent to distribute more than one half ounce and less than five pounds of marijuana, cultivating marijuana for sale, and possession of a firearm while in possession of more than one pound of marijuana. 

Police say the task force is made up of seven agencies in six jurisdictions, which includes the Virginia State Police, James City County Police Department, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, Poquoson Police Department, Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, Matthews County Sheriff’s Office, and the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office.

According to officials, Pace was released from the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail on a $2,500 secure bond.