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from left: Brett Vincent Thompson & Michelle Kaye Green
courtesy of Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office

Two Arrested in Iredell for Possession of Over 162 Lbs. of Marijuana

42-year-old Brett Vincent Thompson of Winter Springs, Florida and Michelle Kaye Green of Altamonte Springs, Florida have both been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on two felony counts of trafficking marijuana and single felony counts of manufacturing a controlled substance, conspiracy to traffic narcotics, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a controlled substance. Thompson was also charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Thompson and Green were arrested Monday (May 20) when Officers stopped a G.M.C. Yukon pulling a U-Haul utility trailer on Interstate 77 South at mile marker 63 for a traffic violation. Thompson was the driver and Green was a passenger.

As Deputies spoke to Thompson and Green, they noticed discrepancies in their stories and saw other indicators of criminal activity. Thompson indicated that there was a small personal-sized amount of marijuana in the vehicle. Deputies then searched the vehicle and the trailer and found over 162 pounds of marijuana and T.H.C. waxes and oils in totes and garbage bags, along with two handguns, two shotguns, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. When Deputies ran Thompson’s criminal history, they learned he had been convicted of felony assault on a law enforcement officer in Florida, which prevented him from legally possessing firearms.

items seized during the Thompson/Green arrests
courtesy of Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office

Both suspects were placed in the Iredell County Detention Center with bond for each set at $300,000, secured. Thompson and Green will appear in Iredell County District Court on June 11.

Thompson has a criminal history that includes three felony counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, along with misdemeanor counts of obstructing official business, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, resisting an officer, possession of marijuana (two counts), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Green has no criminal history.