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Marijuana Found in Truck; 2 Women Charged

Posted June 1, 2007 3:04 p.m. EDT
Updated June 1, 2007 6:57 p.m. EDT

— Two woman have been charged with drug trafficking after Nash County authorities found almost 800 pounds of marijuana in a rented cargo truck.

Dianna Renee Watson , 28, of 9265 Bray Road in Bailey, is charged with two counts each of trafficking marijuana and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for drug trafficking and one county of possession of drug paraphernalia. Stella Lynn Lamm, 30, of 4754 Glendale  Road in Kenly, is charged with one count each of trafficking in marijuana and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for drug trafficking.

Deputies acting on a tip on Tuesday found about six pounds of marijuana inside a residence on Bray Road. Inside a rented truck parked outside the residence, deputies found another 760 pounds of marijuana packed in large bundles and laced with laundry detergent to disguise the smell, authorities said.

A 13-month-old boy was inside the home when Watson was arrested, authorities said.

The investigation led to Kenly on Thursday, when authorities seized about 26 pounds of marijuana in a Glendale Road residence.

The marijuana seized has an estimated street value of about $1.9 million.

Watson is being held on a $1.5 million bond, while Lamm is being held on a $30,000 bond.