Wake mother, daughters face heroin-trafficking charges

Cynthia Martin Underhill
Cynthia Martin Underhill

A 49-year-old Wake County woman was arrested at her home Friday night on heroin-trafficking charges, and her two adult daughters were arrested there Saturday evening on the same charges.

Cynthia Martin Underhill was at her mobile home at 9428 Walter Myatt Road when Wake County sheriff’s narcotics investigators went there and charged her with possessing just over 28 grams of heroin, a quantity that qualifies as trafficking under state law.

Warrants also charged her with maintaining the home as a place to keep and sell drugs, with simple possession of the heroin and with illegal possession of a prescription anti-anxiety drug called diazepam.

Saturday, investigators arrested Lindsey Nicole Underhill, 25, and Skylar Brooke Underhill, 22.

That day, they accused the sisters of trafficking by having 27.8 grams of heroin that day and with trafficking for the quantity their mother was accused of having on Friday, with maintaining the home for drugs and with simple possession.

Their mother was charged with trafficking for the later quantity, too.

Authorities listed Skylar Underhill as living at her mother’s home and Lindsey Underhill as living in Louisburg.

The sisters were held in lieu of $500,000 bail each.

Cynthia Underhill was held on $750,000 bail, and a magistrate noted that she is on three years’ probation after being convicted last August of heroin possession in Raleigh and given a suspended sentence.

All three were due to appear before a judge Monday.