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Holly Springs woman charged with selling drugs from house

Posted February 20, 2011 3:12 p.m. EST
Updated February 20, 2011 6:15 p.m. EST

— A Holly Springs woman faces 30 felony charges after police say she sold crack cocaine and marijuana out of her house.

Arrest warrants recount numerous drug buys at the 108 W. Maple St. home of Gwendolyn Williams Melvin, 43, in January and February. In one instance, a warrant states, Melvin hired a 17-year-old to do a drug deal.

Melvin was arrested Friday and charged with

  • nine counts of sell or deliver a controlled substance,
  • seven counts of possession with intent to sell or distribute cocaine,
  • six counts of maintaining a dwelling place for the sale of a controlled substance,
  • three counts each of possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana and conspire to sell or deliver a controlled substance,
  • and one count each of conspire to sell or deliver marijuana and hiring a minor for a controlled substance.

At time of her arrest, Melvin was on probation for 2009 convictions for felony identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses, according to state Department of Correction records.