Hundreds of cars flow through the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Lead Mine Road every day. But police stopped one vehicle yesterday at the North Raleigh junction and said they seized more than 15 pounds of cocaine and more than 8 ounces of heroin.
The two men in the car were arrested on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges, officials said.
According to law enforcement authorities, a Raleigh man, 37 years old, and a Henderson man, also 37, were taken into custody by officers in a narcotics squad.
The anti-drug task force is comprised of agents from federal, state, Wake County and Raleigh law enforcement agencies.
Wake County sheriff’s deputies reportedly pulled the vehicle over at Glenwood and Lead Mine just before 5 p.m. yesterday. Inside the vehicle, they said they found 15.43 pounds of cocaine and 250 grams of heroin.
The Raleigh man faces two charges each of trafficking heroin and trafficking cocaine, as well as conspiracy to distribute the drugs.
The Henderson man is charged with being in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and distribute cocaine.
The allegations are serious; if convicted on all charges, the men each face the possibility of substantial time in a state prison.
North Carolina is especially tough on people convicted of drug trafficking. Our laws require judges to impose lengthy mandatory minimum sentences.
So what should someone in a similar situation do? First, decline to speak with investigators or prosecutors. Instead, discuss the evidence, search, arrest and charges with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Source: NewsObserver.com, “Wake deputies seize heroin and 15 pounds of cocaine, charge two with trafficking,” Ron Gallagher, Feb. 28, 2014