Police Bust Laundromat Selling Weed in Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. — Detectives suspected a North Carolina of laundromat selling weed. Low water bills and customers without laundry were key in determining the business was a front for drug sales.
Citing search warrants, WNCN-TV reports police seized 12 pounds of marijuana, 184 hydrocodone pills and $60,000 from the Transform ‘N Go Laundromat in Raleigh and the owner’s home.
After receiving tips, police reviewed utility bills and found it used little water, according to a police report.
Detectives wrote that surveillance showed a “steady stream of people enter the business without laundry” and leave quickly.
Booking records show the owner, 35-year-old Ronald Middleton, faces drug-related charges including trafficking marijuana.
No working phone listing for Middleton, who’s in jail, could be found. The public defender’s office didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
The Associated Press