Marie Holmes Marijuana Arrest: Lottery Winner And Mother Of 4 Charged For Drug Possession
Marie Holmes’ marijuana citation has landed her in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Holmes, the North Carolina mother of four, who won a $188 million lottery jackpot few months ago, was arrested and charged with drug possession along with her roommate, Lamar Andre McDow.
Marie Holmes has been charged with marijuana possession just months after winning millions in the lottery. Back in January, Holmes, 26, a struggling mother of four children under the age of ten, made it big by winning the lottery.
Holmes, who is from Shallotte, North Carolina, was the owner of a $188 million winning Powerball ticket, which made it possible for her to cash in $127 million before taxes. She finished with 88 million dollars.
The stay-at-home mom, who lived in a trailer with several other families, said at the time that she was going to change her children’s lives by buying a home. The former McDonald’s employee said:
“Winning still ‘doesn’t feel real. It’s not going to change the person that I am, but it’s going to change our situation. It’s going to be very fortunate. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunities this has created for my family.”
This time, Marie Holmes is back in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Believe it or not, Holmes failed to purchase a new house and is still living in the trailer with multiple roommates, and one of them is the reason for her headache.
Lamar Andre McDow, 31, was arrested last fall on two heroin-related charges and was being held on a $3 million bond, which was paid by Holmes after she won her millions.
This week police stormed the trailer to arrest McDow for violating the terms of his pretrial release. However, after detecting a strong odor of marijuana, they got a search warrant and eventually found drugs, marijuana paraphernalia and a .45-caliber pistol.
McDow was hit with charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia and is being held under a $6 million bond, (many expect Holmes to pay it again).
Marie Holmes was charged with possession of marijuana and her other roommates – Danell McNeil, 31, and Damarius Simmons, 21 – were also cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
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