Thursday, May 21, 1959
'Largest' Marijuana Cache Found Here
Loss of Purse Leads to Arrest of Young Couple
(PHOTO CAPTION #1) MARIJUANA - Chula Vista Police Det/ Ted Bell and Jim Fant of the police crime laboratory, inspect marijuana found Sunday afternoon by Bell and two National City detectives in the home of a young Chula Vista couple. The 1 1/2 pound cache has an approximate value of $1,000. The couple, Allen and Eunice Weaver, parents of a seven-month-old girl, were being held pending arraignment on a felony narcotics charge. -(Star-News Photo)
CHULA VISTA - National City and Chula Vista police detectives Sunday afternoon arrested a young married couple after finding a cache of marijuana valued at approximately $1,000 in a hat box on a closet shelf in their apartment on 566 - C Flower street.
Weighing about one and one-half pounds, the marijuana represents the largest single haul of the narcotic ever made by local authorities.
The couple, Allen and Eunice Weaver, 19 and 18, were held in Chula Vista jail pending arraignment in South Bay Municipal Court on a charge of possession of narcotics, a felony.
Their seven-month-old daughter, Debra, was being kept by Weaver's parents, who reside in Chula Vista.
Chula Vista Police Det. Ted Bell, who along with Dets. W.L. Brown and J.R. Crowell of the National City Police Department made the search and arrests, said a purse dropped at the scene of a minor automobile accident earlier Sunday led to the investigation.
Bell said Mrs. Weaver's identification, $74 in cash, and two marijuana cigarets, one whole and one partially smoked, were found in the purse. He said the auto mishap occurred at the Mayfair Market parking lot in National City. The red purse was found by Wayne Greer, assistant manager of the store, and turned over to the police, where it was searched for identification. Police then notified the district attorney's office and were told to use a search warrant to check the Weaver home.
Both Weaver and his wife are longtime residents of the South Bay area, Weaver having attended Chula Vista High School. He is employed by a window frame and screen manufacturing firm in National City.
Weaver admitted to police that he had been smoking the marijuana but his wife denied that she had used the narcotic. Weaver denied buying the marijuana and said he found it beside Sweetwater road four or five months ago.
(PHOTO CAPTION #2) ALLEN WEAVER Caught with Marijuana
(PHOTO CAPTION #3) EUNICE WEAVER Arrested with Husband
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