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Holly Springs woman charged with selling drugs from house

Posted February 20, 2011

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— A Holly Springs woman faces 30 felony charges after police say she sold crack cocaine and marijuana out of her house.

Arrest warrants recount numerous drug buys at the 108 W. Maple St. home of Gwendolyn Williams Melvin, 43, in January and February. In one instance, a warrant states, Melvin hired a 17-year-old to do a drug deal.

Melvin was arrested Friday and charged with

  • nine counts of sell or deliver a controlled substance,
  • seven counts of possession with intent to sell or distribute cocaine,
  • six counts of maintaining a dwelling place for the sale of a controlled substance,
  • three counts each of possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana and conspire to sell or deliver a controlled substance,
  • and one count each of conspire to sell or deliver marijuana and hiring a minor for a controlled substance.

At time of her arrest, Melvin was on probation for 2009 convictions for felony identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses, according to state Department of Correction records.

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  • Ugum Feb 21, 2011

    Your welfare dollars at work.

  • Caveman93 Feb 21, 2011

    Is this the "Entrepreneurship" our dear leader was askin for?

  • mrsbowen Feb 21, 2011

    No, sorry, this isn't a case of "I fell on hard times." You don't just wake up unemployed one morning and realize, "I think I'll sell drugs." You have to have been in that lifestyle for long enough to have a supplier and be known to the drug community. I don't have sympathy for lazy people who want to take the easy way out. Wish we still had chain gangs....

  • lock em up Feb 21, 2011

    SIDE NOTE: The seventeen year old she "Hired" was her son. Keepin it in the family

  • carolyn2harris Feb 21, 2011

    This is so very unfortunate. We are living in perilous times and people are resulting to some of any and everything. I pray this young woman will truly do some soul searching and turn her life around and let her experiences be a lesson that she can help other people who are living this type of life to see that it's just not worth the consequences!!

  • hallmark Feb 21, 2011

    After her 2009 convictions for felony identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses, I guess she thought she would work for her money this time. LOL