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Authorities Close Down Cary Inn

Posted March 16, 2007

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— A crime-plagued motel was shut down Thursday by federal and local authorities.

The Cary Efficiency Inn on Old Apex Road had been open for more than 50 years, but it has been the scene of scores of crimes in recent years.

From 1995 through 2006, 196 crimes were reported at the motel, including drug violations and assaults, Cary police said. The town's only murder last year also occurred there when a man was given a lethal combination of drugs, police said.

Cary police teamed up with the U.S. Attorney's Office to close the motel, forcing four families to move out, including the manager and her three children.

The U.S. Attorney's Office hasn't said why it is involved in the case. But a federal statute allows the government to seize chronic, crime-ridden properties.

It's unclear what authorities plan to do with the vacant property.


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  • watchdog Mar 18, 2007

    "so where does the families go that gotthrown out?"

    Durham.. or Fayetteville.

  • Lizard Paw Mar 18, 2007

    They move in with you - LOL

  • cazman99 Mar 17, 2007

    so where does the families go that gotthrown out?

  • papa jim Mar 17, 2007

    when are the cary police going to close down the motel next to southhills shopping center on buck jones rd.?

  • patriot4liberty Mar 17, 2007

    Dang, the last no-tell motel in Cary, gone by the wayside... what next? Outlawing prostitution?

  • TrentRage Mar 17, 2007

    They won't develop that property. It's not in a great location. The last straw was last year when two "residents" decided to break into several firemen's personal vehicles parked at the fire station next door.

  • El Doggo Mar 17, 2007

    When a "developer" wants the property the city has no problem invoking imminent domain! What gives? I guess the slum lord that own the property has some financial tie to the council...

  • surburban housewife Mar 17, 2007

    What took so lomg? What about the other towns? Fayetteville would be a good start.

  • watchdog Mar 17, 2007

    huntleyperez.... From the NC GS Chapter 19-6.1 "Forfeiture of Real Property" -

    "In all actions where a preliminary injunction, permanent injunction, or an order of abatement is issued pursuant to this Article in which the nuisance consists of or includes at least two prior occurrences within five years of the manufacture, possession with intent to sell, or sale of controlled substances as defined by the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act, or two prior occurrences of the possession of any controlled substance included within Schedule I or II of that Act, the real property on which the nuisance exists or is maintained is subject to forfeiture in accordance with this section." http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_19/GS_19-6.1.html

    Looks like the "magic number" is two times within the last 5 years.

  • Cowboy Mar 16, 2007

    See ya' legislators, governor easley, durham and florida! Thanks for the laughs ya'll :->