WAKE COUNTY, NC (The News & Observer) – Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said Monday that weekend drug arrests took an estimated $5 million worth of cocaine and methamphetamine off the streets, with investigators seizing more than 66 pounds of cocaine from a Jeep on Interstate 40 and 12 pounds of methamphetamine from an apartment in northeast Raleigh.
Friday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies said, Jorge Osorio-Coria, 26, of 1523 W. 227th St. in Torrance, Calif., had more than 30 kilograms – over 66 pounds – of cocaine in a Jeep Liberty that was traveling on I-40 with no license plate.
A sheriff’s deputy stopped Osorio-Coria on Interstate 40 at Airport Boulevard about 2:30 p.m., records show.
Investigators who work with a multiagency anti-drug task force charged Osorio-Coria with two counts of cocaine trafficking and with using the Jeep to keep and sell drugs.
The same day that Osorio-Coria was arrested, sheriff’s office personnel raided an apartment in northeast Raleigh and seized what they said was more than 12 pounds of powdered methamphetamine.
Deputies said the two men arrested had sold meth to an undercover agent last month.
“We took about $5 million [worth of drugs] off the streets with these arrests,” Harrison said.
Harrison praised investigators’ ongoing efforts to identify and intercept drug traffickers, but he warned that drugs continue to flow into the Triangle from out of state.