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Chapel Hill woman, 24, arrested on drug charges

Posted January 6, 2011 11:00 a.m. EST
Updated January 6, 2011 12:43 p.m. EST

— Chatham County sheriff's deputies arrested a 24-year-old Chapel Hill woman last week after they found drugs in her car during a traffic checkpoint.

Authorities said they "detected a strong odor of marijuana" coming from the vehicle of Erin Carter, of 340 Vickers Road, while doing a checkpoint on Big Woods and Jack Bennett roads in northeast Chatham County.

Deputies found 17 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of psilocybin (mushrooms), they said.

Carter was charged with felony possession of psilocybin, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released under a $2,500 unsecured bond.