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Four charged in one of Hoke County's largest drug busts

Posted April 15, 2013

— Four people were arrested Friday after what law enforcement authorities are saying was one of the largest drug busts in Hoke County.

Officers with the Hoke County Special Operations and Drug Unit seized $397,134 in cash, an unspecified quantity of cocaine, a money counter, five cars and five guns, including an AK-47, from a home at 350 Purvis Court in Raeford.

"The investigation continues and shows that this is a major operation that extends outside the boundaries of Hoke County and the state of North Carolina," Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin said in a news release Monday.

Eusebio Ciriaco, 28, Jose Luis Hernande, 20, Alejandro Pano Fuentes, 37, and Javier Patricio Anecetu, 24, were each charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance and conspiracy to sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance.

Each was jailed on a $1 million bond, and they are also being held on immigration detainers, authorities said.


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  • so you dont like my opinion ok Apr 16, 2013

    lisa4, you don't have to like or agree with my comment, it's my opinion and I am entitled to it...

  • so you dont like my opinion ok Apr 16, 2013

    What... they wouldn't stand a chance at getting papers... Think...

  • djofraleigh Apr 15, 2013

    3 weeks ago three other Latino named people were arrested in Hoke with large amounts of drugs. This is a pattern, if not PC. Where are the drugs coming from, going to, and to whom?

  • common tater Apr 15, 2013

    Puzzled has it right. I've personally seen someone...upper middle class...fly here from another country to visit, get $50,000 in medical care free at UNC, including hospitalization, then fly back home. It's mind-boggling.

  • common tater Apr 15, 2013

    More of the fine hard-working citizens that begin their "immigration" by blatently ignoring US law when they step across the border. Big surprise they will ignore other laws, huh.

  • puzzled Apr 15, 2013

    Are you really shocked! Most of the time criminals have no problem breaking more than one law. When you are breaking the law by coming here illegally to get the "free stuff" from the government you should be sent back with huge fines. I was told just a few days ago by a person from another country that medical care in the US is free if you go to the ER. I was shocked, angered, all my emotions will not be allowed for print. I told this person that nothing is free. He says yes, the governement gives it to you. I said no, for everything they give to you they take from someone else. He said no, your government is rich. How did we get to this point. Oh, politicians buying votes with all these gifts. It is the votes of their friends and family already here.

  • lisa4 Apr 15, 2013

    so you don't like my opinion ok.............WELL - I FOR ONE DO LIKE AND AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENT!!

  • grimreaper Apr 15, 2013

    Why have we not given these four amnesty yet...they will pay back taxes and abide by the law...oh wait, they broke the law to get here so what makes us think they will abide by any other "inconvenient" laws...

  • babbleon1 Apr 15, 2013

    "The government got the $300+K. What happens to it?"

    IIRC, it's split between the arresting organization and schools.

  • davidgnews Apr 15, 2013

    "The government got the $300+K. What happens to it?"

    This is the question never asked enough times.

    My guess would be funding more corruption instead of saving lives.