Three in custody after Grand Forks police found nearly 400 THC vape pods, over 2 lbs. of marijuana
Three men are facing charges after police said they found nearly 400 hash oil vape pods and more than 2 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle during a traffic stop on Friday, Sept. 13.
Kaleb Lance Booker, Daniel Dontae Bye and Vladimere James Olson are each facing charges of possession of hash with intent to deliver and felony possession of marijuana.
According to affidavits for their arrests, an anonymous caller alerted police Bye, 19, was driving on South Washington Street in Grand Forks on Friday around 9 p.m. and had drugs in his vehicle. An officer recognized the car and Bye from the caller’s description and stopped them near 1700 S. 14th St., the court document said. The car smelled like marijuana and there was an open bottle of vodka on the passenger floor board, police said.
During a search of the car, officers said there was 2.2 lbs. of marijuana, nine pipes, two bongs, a scale, THC syrup, 388 hash oil vape pods in varying flavors and $2,600 cash.
Bye told officers the vehicle belonged to a family member and he was unsure who the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to, the affidavit said. Olson, 21, said he didn’t know where the items were in the car because Bye and Booker, 21, had just picked him up from work, according to the court document. Police said Booker admitted the open bottle of vodka was his but denied ties to the drugs or paraphernalia.
If convicted on the trafficking charge, each man could face up to 10 years in prison.