A Cabarrus County woman and her daughter were arrested this week on marijuana trafficking charges.
Sarah Jean Plyler, 51, of Rockwell and her daughter, Alishia Michelle Plyler, 28, of China Grove were charged with trafficking marijuana by possession. Alishia Plyler also was charged with felony maintaining a dwelling to keep/sell controlled substances. Each was jailed on $5,000 bail.
The investigation began on Jan. 16 with a suspicious U.S. Priority Mail package that was to be delivered to Alishia Plyler’s home, Rowan County sheriff’s investigators said.
The package contained 11 pounds of marijuana, valued at $22,000, investigators said.
The package was from McAllen, Texas, and was addressed to a fictitious name, investigators said.
On Jan. 22 and 23, federal and local investigators conducted surveillance of the home and then delivered the package. A state-issued search warrant was then executed at the address.