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3 Face 34 Charges in Chatham Drug Bust

Twenty-eight of the charges, related to manufacturing and selling cocaine, are felonies.

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Marcus Craven
PITTSBORO, N.C. — Three people face more than 30 charges in a Chatham County cocaine bust over the weekend, the sheriff's office said Tuesday.

Michael David Sutton, 54, and Christina Marie Smith, 31, both of 2132 Siler City-Snow Camp Road in Siler City, and Marcus Arnel Craven, 37, of 799 Mays Chapel Road in Bear Creek, were arrested Saturday on 34 charges – 28 of which are felony charges – including trafficking cocaine, manufacturing cocaine, selling and delivering cocaine and conspiring to sell and deliver cocaine.

Officers seized 68.6 grams of the substance.

Craven and Sutton were in the Chatham County Jail Tuesday under an $85,000 secure bond. Smith was in jail under a $140,000 bond.

All three are expected in court April 14.