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CARTHAGE – Two Randolph County residents were arrested in Moore County after officials found nearly 300 grams – about 10 1/2 ounces – of methamphetamine inside a home, Moore County Sheriff Lane Carter said.

Tomas Lara Cruz, 22, of the 500 block of Home Avenue in Asheboro, was charged Wednesday with four counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, selling methamphetamine, delivering methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance.

Bail was set at $250,000.

Jessica Adilene Diaz, 21, also of the 500 block of Home Avenue, was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to traffic in methamphetamine. She was released on a written promised to appear.

Carter said the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Selective Enforcement Unit seized the meth and $5,832 during the arrest in Robbins. He said the meth had an estimated street value of $30,000.

As part of the investigation, Moore County deputies helped the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the Asheboro Police Department search a home in Asheboro. Two other Randolph County residents were arrested during that search.



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