Marie Holmes : Brunswick Powerball winner faces Marijuana charges
Marie Holmes : Brunswick Powerball winner faces Marijuana charges

Marie Holmes: ‘Brunswick Powerball’ winner faces Marijuana charges

Marie Holmes, The North Carolina woman who won a $188 million Powerball lottery jackpot in February was cited for Marijuana possession on Thursday night.

Two other residents were cited, and a third resident was held under a $6 million bond.

Marie Holmes, 26, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia following a search around 10 p.m. Thursday on Boverie Street in Shallotte, Brunswick County deputies said. Holmes was one of three people to win $188 million in a February Powerball drawing.

Lamar Andre McDow, 31, was jailed under a $6 million bond after violating the terms of his pretrial release, deputies said. WECT reported that McDow had missed curfew.

McDow was arrested in November on two heroin-related charges and jailed under a $3 million bond until he bonded out in February, WECT reported. He now faces additional charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Danell McNeil, 31, and Damarius Simmons, 21, also were cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies said they originally went to the home to arrest McDow but obtained a search warrant after detecting a strong odor of marijuana. The search uncovered marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia and a .45-caliber pistol, deputies said.

McDow’s November arrest came after an investigation uncovered 1,600 bags of heroin, deputies said. Deputies allege McDow is a gang member who’s been involved in large-scale drug activity.


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    1. why dont we worry about more serious things?

    2. Seriously? Its marijuana!!! Its legal in some states!! Who cares!?!

    3. stupid. but what else would you expect from trash.

    4. We have a lot more serious things, to worry about.

    5. Kiersten and Justin, you are spot on. If I was this girl, I’d take my millions and move to a state where marijuana is legal. NC is 50 years in the stone ages……..

    6. This can be blamed on the flag

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