NC deputies seize cocaine with estimated street value of $3.5M

NC deputies seize cocaine with estimated street value of $3.5M

DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies in North Carolina say they’ve seized cocaine worth an estimated $3.5 million from a storage locker and related searches.

A news release Monday from the Durham County Sheriff’s Office said the busts that netted 16 kilograms of uncut cocaine were coordinated with the Craven County Sheriff’s office and state and federal investigators.

Authorities say that the seizure was preceded by a tip in Craven County that led deputies there to a traffic stop on March 19. Information gleaned from that traffic stop led Durham County deputies using a search dog to a storage locker where they found most of the cocaine.

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In Craven County, deputies seized a smaller quantity of cocaine, firearms and $175,000 in cash. Two men were charged, including the arrest of one man in Greensboro who authorities described as a major trafficker.

Authorities say that the seized cocaine, once diluted with other ingredients, could have yielded 35,000 grams to be sold individually. Deputies estimated the street value at $3.5 million.

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