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Siler City woman busted with 28 pounds of pot

Posted July 22, 2008

— A Siler City woman was found to be traveling with 28 pounds of marijuana Monday.

Yuridia Diaz Martinez, 26, of Lot #73 Irene Lane was charged with trafficking marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a valid drivers license.

Lee County narcotics officers stopped Martinez on a traffic violation in Oak Hill and discovered the drugs in her car.

She was being held in the Lee County Jail under $50,000 secured bond. The drugs had a potential street value of $67,200.


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  • RaleighRocks Jul 23, 2008


    Right on. How many started with a drag on a discarded smoke, or a sip of a beer left lying around? I really don't think many people start clean and go straight to pot, bypassing cigarettes and/or alcohol. Pot-induced rages are rare to non-existent, especially compared to alcohol, and there has never been one documented case of an overdose of weed. Weed poisoning, nope, but acohol and caffeine poisoning, yes. Please, if you have a bum for an uncle, and he smokes pot, do not blame weed. A bum is a bum.

  • ContinuityMan Jul 23, 2008

    Hey, did any idiot local cops videotape the bust and post it on Youtube? She'll beat the rap then...

  • willis2 Jul 23, 2008

    Guess she decided to go native. Capitalism at its best.

  • NCSUPackfan Jul 23, 2008

    I always thought Siler City seemed a bit shady, even on the Andy Griffith show, when he'd go on down to Siler City. It just didn't seem quite right.

  • davidgnews Jul 23, 2008

    My recovering drug addict son said , when asked about pot, that he didn't know a single addict that didn't start out using pot. So maybe not so much the pot itself, but what it can lead to for susceptible individuals. ms b

    Take the money and criminal association out of it and things will change greatly. A great part of it is the association with other illegal substances by the sellers.

  • cragan Jul 23, 2008

    alot of un happy pot heads in siler city today

  • gordonbabe Jul 23, 2008

    Trust me... NOBODY in Siler City wants them there any more than anyone here. I live just outside of Siler and it sickens me to have to see them every time I go and scares me to death when I drive through on the off chance that I'll be hit by one... no license, no insurance, drunk or worse... Not to mention that I can barely afford my children on my salary and I get behind them in line at WalMart with their 4 or 5 kids all under age 6 with another on the way and see them pay with crisp $100 bills; then walk outside to a brand new vehicle, but they're the first in line for public assistance and Medicaid? Not to mention joining the other 3 or 4 adults in the vehicle (no child safety seats).

    Now where are the cops?

  • udoowutchyalike Jul 23, 2008

    Hey wait, make sure no one video taped this or she'll be free in no time. What is going on in Sanford?? Sounds like there's plenty of pot there to go around.

  • CoCo Jul 23, 2008

    Get these people out of this Country. Siler City's police blotter is FULL of them.....every week. No driver's licenses or insurance, drugs, rape. The town has become a dump.

  • jbyrd Jul 23, 2008

    timbo, you are absolutely correct.

    The problem is those that oppose it's use and leagalization are not interested in facts. They had rather misrepresent information either to support a lie or make an excuse for their own short comings.