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Police Find Almost 100 Pounds of Weed and Over $150,000 in Tallahassee Home

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 11:31:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Police said they have arrested a couple and took nearly 100 pounds of weed and over $150,000 from their Tallahassee home. 

The Tallahassee Police Department said that they have arrested Nicholas and Katherine Bruijn for the possession and sale of the marijuana. Police said though they made the arrest on Monday, they started the investigation back in August.

Police received a tip in August about a man named "Nick" who was traveling to the west coast to pick up large amounts of drugs. As the investigation continued, officers were able to identify Nick's true identity as Nicholas Bruijn

Officers began tracking Bruijn and noticed that he went to Northern California at least four times from May to September. Eventually, officers got a warrant to search their home on Caldwell Drive.

When police searched the home they found almost 100 pounds of weed in multiple large duffel bags. They also said they found multiple guns to include rifles, a vacuum sealer and vacuum seal bags, and almost $180,000 in cash.

Based on the amount of weed found in the house, police said they determined that the Bruijns had traveled together to purchase the drugs.

Officers also said they found Xanax and Adderall inside a rental car that Nicholas Bruijn was driving before police searched his home.

Both Bruijns were charged with trafficking marijuana in excess of 25 pounds, possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and other charges related to the sell and purchase of drugs.