$500K of meth discovered during Wake traffic stop
Posted September 17, 2013
Updated September 18, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.