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Durham police seize nearly 8 pounds of cocaine; pair charged

Posted October 8, 2013

A 41-year-old man and 48-year-old woman were charged Friday with multiple felony drug trafficking charges after Durham police recovered nearly 8 pounds of powder cocaine, two firearms and more than $14,000 in cash.
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— A 41-year-old man and 48-year-old woman were charged Friday with multiple felony drug trafficking charges after Durham police recovered nearly 8 pounds of powder cocaine, two firearms and more than $14,000 in cash. 

Simon Gonzalez, of North Hyde Park Avenue, was charged with five counts of trafficking in cocaine and several other felony drug charges. He was in the Durham County jail Tuesday under a $3 million bond. 

Guadalupe Garcia-Martinez, also of North Hyde Park Avenue, was charged with conspiring to traffic cocaine. She was in the Durham County jail under a $500,000 bond. 

Authorities said the drugs are worth about $70,000 on the street.

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  • stymieindurham Oct 8, 2013

    Their math isn't off. A kilo brick is about 30K dollars.

  • Scubagirl Oct 8, 2013

    I still say their math is way off.....

  • disgusted2010 Oct 8, 2013

    I haven't seen many who are "pro-drug" - just a few who realize the terrible damage the 'War on Drugs" has caused socially and financially.
    The Hans

    I was just making an observation. Like a wise man once said, "a bit dog is the first to bark."

  • The Hans Oct 8, 2013

    "Interesting how most comments on WRAL have a decidedly liberal, anti-government, anti-law enforcement, pro-drug bias." - disgusted2010 October 8, 2013 12:56 p.m.

    I haven't seen many who are "pro-drug" - just a few who realize the terrible damage the 'War on Drugs" has caused socially and financially.

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 8, 2013

    They use the Amnesty just like the Cuban do, they ask and may get it, but will be flying back and forth to their country instead of walking for a visit in less than a year.

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 8, 2013

    Yep, they couldn't of possible pulled this off with out help from the Cartel. Sadly as things are going, it'll only get worse.

  • Brian Jenkins Oct 8, 2013

    Interesting how most comments on WRAL have a decidedly liberal, anti-government, anti-law enforcement, pro-drug bias. I wonder if there are really this many liberals or if the censors are just working overtime to assure WRAL's agenda is put forward.
    disgusted2010
    October 8, 2013 12:56 p.m.

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    You cant even define the words you use. Conservative means to REPEAL laws, including drug laws. Drugs are like guns. They dont kill anyone. Choose freedom not liberalism.

  • Suasponte Oct 8, 2013

    The "amnesty" noted by an earlier post is probably referencing the new trend for undocumented immigrants entering the US illegally to claim they are fleeing persecution from the drug cartels involved in the illegal drug trade in Mexico. Of course, this request for amnesty is occurring after they are detained by US authorities. In some cases, suspects arrested transporting contraband make the same claim, suggesting they are only doing it by way of coercion. Possible? Yes. Probable? No

  • disgusted2010 Oct 8, 2013

    Interesting how most comments on WRAL have a decidedly liberal, anti-government, anti-law enforcement, pro-drug bias. I wonder if there are really this many liberals or if the censors are just working overtime to assure WRAL's agenda is put forward.

  • NiceNSmooth Oct 8, 2013

    And now they are complaing about amnesty.

    amnesty for what? please tell us and reveal your racism

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