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$500K of meth discovered during Wake traffic stop

Posted September 17, 2013
Updated September 18, 2013

— A traffic stop Monday along Interstate 40 in Wake County turned into a drug bust after authorities discovered more than 7 pounds of methamphetamine in a car.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office said a deputy was writing a traffic citation for Carlos Eduardo Segura Olivares, 26, of 1021 Autumn Leaf in Yadkinville, when Olivares took off on foot.

After a brief chase, the sheriff's office said, deputies captured Olivares, who confessed to having bricks of cocaine inside the Toyota Camry.

But when investigators searched the car, they found meth valued at more than $500,000 hidden behind the carpet lining of the trunk.

Olivares faces several charges: trafficking methamphetamine, maintaining a controlled substance in a vehicle, resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer and driving without a license.

He was initially jailed in the Wake County Detention Center under a $150,000 bond, but a District Court judge increased the bond during a hearing Tuesday to $1.5 million.


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  • anotherbabyboomer Sep 19, 2013

    You would think that if you were hauling 500k worth of drugs you would drive the speed limit have a valid license, etc...

  • Coach K is still GREAT Sep 19, 2013

    This goes to show not all black males are drug dealers

    September 19, 2013 12:07 p.m.
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    How do you know he wasn't running for a black drug dealer?

    You are always making comments about color...
    What is with your issues when it comes to blacks and whites?

    It's people like you that keep racism alive and well in this country... stop being so angry all the time and stop blaming everyone for everything except for the person you should be pointing your finger at!

    Glad they got this guy of the street...

  • feistyredhead2001 Sep 19, 2013

    This goes to show not all black males are drug dealers
    PJM.......... really?! That comment was not even required or appreciated! Grow up and stop going right for the raciest card !

  • PJM Sep 19, 2013

    This goes to show not all black males are drug dealers

  • BuglessDuster Sep 18, 2013

    He should have kept calm and he probably would have gotten away.

  • corey3rd2 Sep 18, 2013

    So much for his Breaking Bad finale party.

  • Save It Sep 18, 2013

    First thing to do when you're hauling meth and get pulled: freak out and run. This tale is sad on so many levels.

  • renaissancemon Sep 18, 2013

    "deputy was writing a traffic citation"

    For what?

  • dmccall Sep 18, 2013

    Taking it right to the children. Awful.

  • BernsteinIII Sep 18, 2013

    I drove by right as he was chugging up the embankment running away from his car. The 2 Troopers didn't seem in too much of a hurry to get him, as he's a bit overweight.