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Clayton police find 20 pounds of pot in woman's car

Posted March 26, 2010

— Clayton police arrested a woman and seized her car Friday after they found more than 20 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

Clayton officers stopped Trudy Monique Leon, 31, of 9921 Sweet Oak Drive, Apt. 304 in Raleigh, near U.S. Highway 70 Business and Towne Center Boulevard at around noon.

A K-9 alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the car. A search yielded two containers of marijuana wrapped in plastic tape to disguise the smell.

Police charged Leon with trafficking marijuana by possession and transportation and with maintaining a vehicle for keeping and storing narcotics. They also seized her 2002 BMW X5.

Leon was being held Friday in the Johnston County Jail under a $400,000 secure bond.


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  • euimport Mar 26, 2010

    so sad!

  • flapy Mar 26, 2010

    boooo :(

  • carltonstephen2 Mar 26, 2010

    somebody told on her, this amount does not get found on random traffic stops.

  • wkph Mar 26, 2010

    She suffers from migraines and fibromyalgia. Takes a lot of pot for those ailments.

  • angimomma Mar 26, 2010

    The10mmcure, it isnt that her crime is worse...far from it. Her crime is just a better money maker for the govt.

  • ImtheBadGuy Mar 26, 2010

    This woman is held under $400,000 bond, and the 5 gun shop burglars $30,000.So breaking into a gun store,for which was the purpose of committing more crimes,is not as bad? 20 pounds of reefer is $370,000 worse than some little gun thief thugs huh? Yeah that makes perfect sense.

  • tarheelskier Mar 26, 2010

    That weed looks no good.

  • davidgnews Mar 26, 2010

    My condolences.

  • wheelercb59 Mar 26, 2010

    bad dog

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Mar 26, 2010

    Whoopty Do