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Hope Mills couple arrested in drug bust

Posted July 19, 2011

— Cumberland County authorities arrested a Hope Mills couple Monday following a drug bust at their home at 4612 Conner's Cove.

Agents searched Jessica Anne Pedrosa's house, which she shared with her boyfriend, Devon Lamar Marion.

Authorities said they found crack cocaine, powder cocaine, razor blades and scales in the master bedroom, as well as money, a .357 Magnum handgun and a glass jar containing marijuana.

Pedrosa, 37, and Marion, 31, are both charged with felony trafficking cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for the sale of controlled substances, manufacturing cocaine and possession of marijuana. Marion is also charged with possession of a firearm by felon.

The couple posted bond and was released from the Cumberland County Detention Center. Federal authorities also are investigating the case.

Marion is a registered sex offender and was convicted in December 2000 in Cumberland County Superior Court of taking indecent liberties with a child, according to state Department of Correction records. He was sentenced to a maximum of 47 months in prison and served about 18 months of his sentence before being released.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents, members of the sheriff’s special response team and Fayetteville Police narcotics agents worked on the drug bust.


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  • Rebelyell55 Jul 20, 2011

    I sure hope there were no kids involved with these two. Also hope they had some nice stuff that will be on sale at the drug seizure after their trial.

  • h3ardita11b4 Jul 19, 2011

    ""her own kind" have mug shots too for sexual offenses, drug offenses, murder, kidnapping, burgulary, etc. every crimes committed has both "his own kind" and "her own kind" in the database."

    it's funny you should mention that because "her own kind" were the SAME TWO who broke into my vehicle. Our lovely justice system let them out on parole. Thanks to the handy dandy criminal database on wral, I found out that they were in prison again....FOR THE SAME CHARGES...

  • h3ardita11b4 Jul 19, 2011

    "I can only imagine how proud her family is."

    I bet his family is even more proud. :)

  • warbirdlover Jul 19, 2011

    sleep with dogs, you get flees.....

    Are you trying to run away, or the small parasite that animals have. Sorry, I could not help myself. I'm all the time getting bashed for my poor grammer & spelling.

  • offconstantly Jul 19, 2011

    sleep with dogs, you get flees.....

  • Raleigh Boys Jul 19, 2011

    Ever wonder what causes people to become repeat offenders? Lack of employment is one of the top three. No one will hire ex offenders. With that said, there is no excuse for this type of activity. Just sharing.

  • Jbmat Jul 19, 2011

    Don't they live too close to a school or something?

    But as usual, Cumberland County bleeding heart judges - "Put em in drug court, send em to rehab, (pay tax money to watch them fail), let them out to earn some more dope money" - give them bond.

  • Iworkforaliving Jul 19, 2011

    That wasn't me that posted that, but I personally don't have an "account" because I could care less about what people have to say to me about anything I post on here. I write my opinion and I never look back. So feel free to waste your time being a big man and writing some self righteous bleeding heart melting pot bs. I don't care. Diversity is highly over-rated. Coward? Must you resort to name calling?

  • maggieluv95 Jul 19, 2011

    RE: LOOKS LIKE SHE WAS WORRIED NOW. She should have been with her own kind but....guess thats what she deserves.

    She was with her own kind---Druggies-get real, drug sellers and users know no colors.

    Oh the word we are looking for is "is worried now", not "was worried now."

  • kemp2 Jul 19, 2011

    We are all God's children.He loves us all and to him we are one kind.Yes they need to know God and maybe they would not need the drugs.