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Man pleads guilty after delivered package of marijuana

A Bladen County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detective posed as a UPS driver in March and delivered a package containing more than five pounds of marijuana to an address on Peanut Plant Road in Elizabethtown.

Tuesday in Bladen County Superior Court, the man who received the package pleaded guilty to felony possession of marijuana as well as misdemeaner larceny for passing a counterfeit bill at the Elizabethtown McDonald’s.

Clifton Bruce Martin was given a suspended sentence and put on 24-month supervised probation by Judge Douglas Sasser on the possession charge.

The suspicious package was tracked to a UPS delivery center and subjected to a canine search. The dog smelled the marijuana. The detective delivered the package.

On the larceny charge, Martin was given a 60-day jail sentence, but was credited with time served, and ordered to repay the restaurant. According to statements in court, Martin ordered $2.14 of food at McDonald’s in August and paid for it with a counterfeit $100 bill.

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