Marijuana seized at rental homes used by drug traffickers, authorities say

A shipment of 22 pounds of marijuana from California was intercepted at two rental homes in Greenville County, according to Bart McEntire, Commander of Greenville County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit.The investigation began when the DEU and SLED learned about a shipment of marijuana destined for delivery sites in Greenville, McEntire said.According to McEntire, investigators placed two locations in the Greenville area under surveillance and observed the delivery of two parcels; one to an address in the San Souci section of Greenville County located on Paris Mountain Avenue and the second in the City of Greenville located on Hillcrest Drive. Authorities believe the two individuals who received the marijuana have received prior shipments of marijuana, McEntire said. According to McEntire, the drug traffickers arrested would utilize overnight rental homes, rented through Airbnb, to receive the marijuana shipments. At the location on Paris Mountain Avenue, authorities seized 12 pounds of marijuana and an additional 10 pounds of marijuana were taken into custody at the West Hillcrest location, McEntire said. According to McEntire, the marijuana seized has a street value of approximately $90,000. 26-year-old Kelby Joshua Darnell McKinney was arrested along…

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