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Fayetteville drug fugitive arrested in Mexico

Posted September 6, 2012

— A Fayetteville man wanted on drug charges has been captured in Mexico after being on the run for nearly two years, authorities said Thursday.

U.S. Marshals arrested G.W. Ray, 46, last month in Guadalajara and extradited him to the United States after he was deported by Mexican authorities, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Ray, who lived at 2570 Bangle St., is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $345,600 secured bond.

Warrants were issued for his arrest on Dec. 29, 2010, on four counts each of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, selling cocaine, delivering cocaine and trafficking in opium/heroin. Warrants also charged him with maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, conspiring to sell and deliver cocaine and conspiring to traffic opium/heroin.

Ray also had four orders for failure to appear on charges that include two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, and one count each of selling cocaine, delivering cocaine, manufacturing cocaine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance, misdemeanor larceny and driving while license revoked.

Authorities said Ray fled while officers were attempting to serve the warrants and orders.


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  • Stringbean Sep 7, 2012

    Funny Mexican authorities have no prob deporting criminal illegal invaders

  • Bartmeister Sep 7, 2012

    Man. That's a bunch of charges.

  • anonemoose Sep 7, 2012

    He will plead guilty to the DWLR charge in return for the other cases being dismissed. It is much harder to get a DWLR case tried than a drug charge.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Sep 7, 2012

    The politicians say we can't build a 2000 mile long fence on the border to help curb the illegals coming across...but yet we can build space stations thousands of miles in space and send remote controlled cars to Mars. You kiddin' me, right?

  • streetglide Sep 7, 2012

    everyone seems to be thinking the same thing here, except the poeple we have in our goverment offices,, say it to loud and you will tagged a raciest, that is the problem with the whole thing,, it is hard to be politcally correct when you bring facts in the equation! Crime rate and who is committing them, who is taking advantage of our systems, most crimes are committed by who. Say the facts,, mayeb it will make a difference, nothing we are doing now seems to be!

  • insert name here Sep 7, 2012

    He'll be out in 2 years.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Sep 7, 2012

    There's the big difference between the United States and Mexico right there....we welcome their illegals with open arms and find them jobs and direct them to the nearest social program. But Mexico??? oh no, they grab an American and the first thing they do is ship back across the border.

  • beachbunny Sep 7, 2012

    Why don't they pursue the illegals here as hard as they do the drug violaters????????

  • halfpint1552 Sep 7, 2012

    They should have left him in Mexico. That's what Mexico would have done with their citizens!

  • muggs Sep 6, 2012

    Deported, now why don't we try that, gotta hand it to the Mexican government they know how to manage their crime rate they send them home, thats what we should be doing.