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Chatham County Deputies Make Major Drug Bust

Posted July 1, 2007

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— Chatham County deputies said they seized more than $1 million dollars worth of cocaine in one of largest drug busts in the county's history this weekend.

Chatham deputies and Greensboro narcotics officers conducted an undercover sting operation at a home in Moncure early Saturday morning, authorities said.

Officers said they seized more than $1.3 worth of cocaine and $421,000 in cash from the residence at 256 Ellis Road. Two assault rifles and a .38 caliber handgun were also recovered from the house, deputies said.

“This has got to be one of the biggest seizures of cocaine in our history,” said Chatham County Sheriff Richard Webster. “I certainly don’t remember the sheriff’s office ever involved in the recovery of this kind of money before. I really appreciate the efforts of all the officers involved in getting this amount of drugs off the street."

Officers arrested  four occupants of the house, Everado Mora Sanchez, 27, Martha Chavez Pineda, 46, Margarita Rubio, 25, and Gilberto Seyura Chavez, 16. All are facing felony drug charges, including drug trafficking and intent to distribute.

The undercover operation was conducted by Chatham County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and Special Incident Response Team, along with the Greensboro Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force.

The four suspects are being held on $775,000 bond. They are scheduled to appear at the Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on July 25.

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  • likemenow Jul 2, 2007

    RE:"Naw, he's been spending too much time on the Internet"...and apparently smoking something according to the laws of nature....lol....talk about Lala-Land....Whew!

  • casp3r Jul 2, 2007

    Wonder how much in taxes have they paid, now they will cost us atleast 30 thousand a year a piece in jail.. See the politicians are right, they are here to do the jobs that most of us americans wont do.

  • tbajr Jul 2, 2007

    Forest of Wake - By your, 68_polara, and Mmaker52@aol.com,
    comments - Yes smarter than some!!

  • Arkansas Razorback Jul 2, 2007

    Ha Ha Ha. I am so glad to see that there are 4 less illegal immigrants on the street now. I wonder if the population South of the Border is thinning.

  • Is it Friday yet Jul 2, 2007

    "Some government and law enforcement agencies want people to think that what they call "illicit drugs" are destroying communities"

    Luckily, you are smarter than the rest of us and can see through all that.

  • 68_polara Jul 2, 2007

    "I live in Durham" not "I've in Durham". Maybe I need to get off the crack.

  • 68_polara Jul 2, 2007

    tbajr,

    I've in Durham I see the effect Drugs are having on this community, most violent crime is directly associated with Drugs. You are just not telling the truth.

  • Mmaker52 Jul 2, 2007

    Some government and law enforcement agencies want people to think that what they call "illicit drugs" are destroying communities, so they can expand their agencies and rob the taxpayers of their money and rights in the name of children. Any prohibition creates lawlessness,greed, deceit, fraud, and is the major cause of distrust between government and the people today.
    tbajr -at- aol -dot- com

    You sound like a well versed drug user...LOL

  • slowcheetah1 Jul 2, 2007

    Hopefully the sherrifs dept. dosen't "lose" the drugs like they did several years ago.

  • tbajr Jul 2, 2007

    Some government and law enforcement agencies want people to
    think that what they call "illicit drugs" are destroying
    communities, so they can expand their agencies and rob the
    taxpayers of their money and rights in the name of children.
    Any prohibition creates lawlessness,greed, deceit, fraud, and
    is the major cause of distrust between government and the
    people today.

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