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Five Face Drug Charges in Moore Co.

Posted April 9, 2008
Updated April 10, 2008

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— Five people were arrested Monday when the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit raided an Aberdeen apartment, according to a news release from Sheriff Lane Carter.

Officers seized 2.2 pounds of powder cocaine, 989 grams of marijuana, $59 in cash and drug paraphernalia from Apartment C on 400 Lakeshore Drive, authorities said. In a related search, Lee County officers seized 1,792 grams of marijuana from 250 Goat Hill Lane near Sanford.

Three of those arrested listed their address as the Aberdeen apartment, according to sheriff's documents.

Oscar Valderama Briseno, 30, was charged with eight felonies related to possession and sale of cocaine – trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, sale of cocaine, delivery of cocaine, conspiracy to sell/deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine and maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance.

Jonathan Jose-Arando Briseno, 18, and Jose Miguel-Delgadillo Diaz, 27, face charges related to the possession and sale of marijuana.

Leonardo Delgado Mares, 29, of 250 Goat Hill Lane in Sanford, faces eight felonies related to the possession and sale of cocaine -- trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, sale of cocaine, delivery of cocaine, conspiracy to sell/deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine and maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance.

Dora Nelly Torres, 37, also of 250 Goat Hill Lane, was charged with trafficking, conspiracy to traffic, possession and possession with intent to sell cocaine.

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  • john283594 Apr 10, 2008

    989 grams of the killer weed marijuana sure sounds lika a lot probably get 100 years in the big house for that one.

    On the other hand 2 ounces of cannabis in not such a big deal !

    Wow...Your ounces weigh 494.5 grams? So each quarter is 123 grams? Sweet...

  • Spirit Warrior BallReceptable Apr 10, 2008

    I think it's more like 2lbs of weed (3.5 grams = 1/8, 7.0 grams = 1/4, 28 grams = elbow).

    These guys look like they use as much as they sell.

    Throw the book at em; Coke is very very bad.

  • BLOCKHEAD SQUARED Apr 10, 2008

    989 grams of the killer weed marijuana sure sounds lika a lot probably get 100 years in the big house for that one.

    On the other hand 2 ounces of cannabis in not such a big deal !

    2 lbs Cocaine big deal, 2 oz Pot small potatoes.

  • udoowutchyalike Apr 10, 2008

    I wonder how many of these are illegals?? Why can't we just send tham back home instead of wasting money on a trial and jail time for them