NCSO: Detectives seize pounds of marijuana, over $65,000 in Yulee home, 24-year-old arrested

YULEE, Fla. — The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives had a successful drug bust Tuesday, finding almost three pounds of marijuana and over $65,000 inside a Yulee home.

Narcotics detectives arrested Derek James Stolte, 24, on multiple drug-related charges, all with the intent to sell.

The NCSO said after arresting Stolte, detectives searched the home, finding almost three pounds of marijuana and over $65,000 in cash.

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According to the arrest report, inside Stolte’s bedroom detectives found large bags of marijuana, boxes of THC cartridges, zip-lock bags with marijuana and cash “wrapped in rubber bands commonly associated with drug sales.”

They also found a wallet marked with “Dime Bags” containing a large amount of cash and Stolte’s license, as well as pipes, grinders and scales in the bedroom, according to the report.

Detectives then discovered more in the kitchen. The report said inside the freezer, there were 507 grams of a frozen green substance in a jar, suspected to be “THC butter”, and a jar of a white substance.

A cookbook titled “Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed” was also found in the kitchen.

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Inside the bedroom alone, detectives seized approximately 2.9 pounds of marijuana, 19 grams of THC cartridges, 22.7 grams of THC “berries”, one gram of THC oil (commonly known as “dab”), and $65,431, according to the arrest report.

Stolte was booked into Nassau County jail on six felonies: one count of “a place where controlled substances are illegally kept, sold, or used declared a public nuisance”, and five counts of possession of controlled substance with intent to sell.



Bailey Husker

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