Caldwell County investigators: Lenoir man may have sold marijuana to students

Mar. 29, 2013 @ 08:14 AM

A Lenoir man arrested Wednesday on drug charges may have sold some drugs to a few high school students, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office says.

The sheriff’s Ice Unit and the county’s SWAT Team raided the home of Robert David Greene, 50, of 3359 Griffins Way. Officials reported seizing 17 marijuana plants, packaged marijuana, scales, a shotgun, ammunition and growing equipment from inside the house, and in his car they found a 9mm pistol, more packaged marijuana and several hundred rounds of ammunition.

A confidential informant told investigators that Greene had been selling marijuana to some high school students "for the last year, that we know of," Sgt. David Barbour of the sheriff's office said. Barbour would not say which school the students attended because the investigation is not over.

“We have zero tolerance for drugs in schools,” Caldwell County Schools Superintendent Steve Stone said. “If someone is using our students for drug sales, we will work with law enforcement any way we can.”

The raid followed a purchase by undercover officers of Xanax pills and marijuana at Greene's house, Barbour said.

Greene was charged with felony manufacture of marijuana, two counts felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony sale of marijuana, felony delivery of marijuana, felony maintaining a dwelling to keep/store a controlled substance, and felony maintaining a vehicle to keep/store a controlled substance. His bond was set at $100,000, an unusually high amount for a drug case.