- Associated Press - Friday, February 17, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Three of the six people charged after authorities accused them of trafficking more than a ton of marijuana are facing additional charges.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (https://avlne.ws/2l2ocDu) one of the three is now charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, as well as conspiring to sell and deliver marijuana. The other two face new charges of trafficking marijuana and conspiracy to sell and deliver marijuana.

Stacy Cox with the Asheville office of North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement told local news outlets that officers found a shipment of nearly 2,300 pounds in a van at a home in Asheville on Tuesday.

Cox says law enforcement received information that a large shipment of marijuana was expected in the Asheville area. Investigators said the marijuana was worth $3 million.

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