Drug trafficker given $1M bond

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

By Shavonne Potts
A Salisbury woman was given a $1 million bond Tuesday after she was charged with several counts of drug trafficking and possession.
The woman, Marjorie Faith Martinez, 31, of 550 East Ridge Road, was charged with two counts felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for a controlled substance, selling and delivering a schedule III controlled substance, three counts possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule III controlled substance, four counts trafficking opium or heroin.
On two occasions, she sold hydrocodone pills to an undercover officer, an arrest warrant said.
The offense dates are June 23, July 31 and August 28, where records say Martinez had two hydrocodone pills, 41 pills and 42 pills, respectively. On July 31, a warrant said she had 28 grams or more of opium.
She was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center and has since been released.
According to the N.C. Department of Correction, Martinez was convicted in Cabarrus County in August for embezzlement. She received 18 months of probation.
She will have a first court appearance Thursday.