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Chapel Hill woman, 24, arrested on drug charges

Posted January 6, 2011

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— Chatham County sheriff's deputies arrested a 24-year-old Chapel Hill woman last week after they found drugs in her car during a traffic checkpoint.

Authorities said they "detected a strong odor of marijuana" coming from the vehicle of Erin Carter, of 340 Vickers Road, while doing a checkpoint on Big Woods and Jack Bennett roads in northeast Chatham County.

Deputies found 17 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of psilocybin (mushrooms), they said.

Carter was charged with felony possession of psilocybin, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released under a $2,500 unsecured bond.

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  • the people Jan 7, 2011

    money--for court,lawyer,roads,system ,schools.....revenue is what it is about.... 2000 plus years always been about money...

  • fireunclescam Jan 6, 2011

    "Why don't you so-called "less government" Puritans just keep your nose out of everyone else's lives?"
    Big government democrats have been in charge of making the drug laws in NC for the last 100 years. Perhaps the Republicans will get a clue and realize that prohibition is too costly, has never worked and is anti-freedom.

  • godnessgracious Jan 6, 2011

    The only thing I see here is a fascist government overstepping it's bounds because of holier-than-thou social conservatives and bible-thumpers who think that they have the god-given right to dictate morality on other people.

    If this premise is true, its ironic considering god gave man all seed bearing plants in the bible.

  • godnessgracious Jan 6, 2011

    Why don't you so-called "less government" Puritans just keep your nose out of everyone else's lives?

    I have seen a few of them on here today and they do agree with us. I find it refreshing to find some common ground. Lets have less bad government (drug laws, intractable wars, nation building, pork barrel spending, etc.) and more good government (subsidized student loans, safe roads, protective regulations, innovation spuring grants, etc.)

  • godnessgracious Jan 6, 2011

    It's a waste of everyone's time and money to prosecute small time drug users.

    Except for the people that make money because of these laws. For instance the cartels obviously but less obvious are the people with ties to prison industries, and law enforcement industries. The politicians with ties to prison industry will always fight tooth and nail against freedom. Less prisoners means less money for the people that run the prisons and the people who supply the prisons.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jan 6, 2011

    Another life ruined for nothing. Why don't you so-called "less government" Puritans just keep your nose out of everyone else's lives? She was harming no one and this stuff is safer than your alcohol and cigarettes. Stop being a hypocrite. If you can.

  • Cat22 Jan 6, 2011

    "She faces jail time for possessing two plants created by God. I just don't get how that makes any sense."

    I agree 100%. Nothing that is on this earth by God or nature should be illegal. It's a waste of everyone's time and money to prosecute small time drug users.

  • godnessgracious Jan 6, 2011

    The number of posters who think this is no big deal is disturbing.

    Prove to me that it is a big deal. The only thing that is a big deal is the draconian laws. This would not be a damaging thing to do in a rational free society. So the real issue is the drug laws that make this kind of harmless activity so damaging to this young lady's future.

  • dcatz Jan 6, 2011

    How has she damaged her life?

    The only thing I see here is a fascist government overstepping it's bounds because of holier-than-thou social conservatives and bible-thumpers who think that they have the god-given right to dictate morality on other people.

  • 00100111 Jan 6, 2011

    OH NOEZ!! Whatever shall we do??

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