Joint Investigation Halts Marijuana Trafficking

WILMINGTON – A joint investigation involving Detectives from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotic Division and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service led to the arrest of a Wilmington man for trafficking marijuana.

Detectives found Moises Guillen Padilla, 31 of Wilmington, in possession of more than 13 pounds of marijuana, valued at $29,000.  The arrest occurred on Thursday just before 5:30 p.m. at 219 S. Kerr Avenue, Lot. 219. 

Moises Padilla was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking marijuana, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for drugs.  Padilla remains in custody at the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $12,000 secured bond.

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