• Police: NC woman sold cocaine from hotel room where toddler lived


    RALEIGH, N.C. - Police have accused a woman of selling cocaine from the hotel room where she and her 1-year-old child were living.

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    News sources report Raleigh police say 35-year-old Saquanna Tyisha Thorpe is charged with selling, delivering and possession with the intent to sell or deliver cocaine, misdemeanor charges of possessing drug paraphernalia and child abuse.

    WTVD reports officers executed a search warrant in the hotel room and found more than 7 grams of cocaine, two digital scales and plastic baggies. Investigators say Thorpe gave an officer a false name and date of birth for her child during an interview.

    Thorpe was jailed on $85,000 bond after her arrest on Saturday and was scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Online records didn't indicate whether she has an attorney.

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