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Johnston DWI checkpoint nets $1M in cocaine

Posted May 15, 2012

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— Officers manning a drunken driving checkpoint Saturday night discovered $1 million worth of cocaine stuffed in a car, according to the Johnston County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said they found 10 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside the car's doors during the checkpoint on U.S. Highway 70 in Princeton.

Daniel Rabiela Gonzalez, 33, and Everardo Rabiela, 29, both of Auburn, Ga., were charged with trafficking cocaine. They were placed in the Johnston County jail under separate $5 million bonds.

The checkpoint also resulted in two arrests of people with outstanding warrants and 51 other charges, including one for driving while impaired, 28 for driving without a license or a revoked license, and one for possession of moonshine.

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  • Princesa May 24, 2012

    I hate getting my license checked twice by every officer because I have a Hispanic last name. In road blocks, I see others go right through. I guess they think my name warrants for me to be treated as a second class citizen. I was born here and so were my parents and grandparents. I don't speed, I don't break laws, I don't think that I should have my car searched without reasonable suspicion.

  • WRALSUCKS May 23, 2012

    "The only people who dont want to be stopped and checked are the ones who want to violate the law."

    False statement. There's nothing illegal with my car or its contents, and I still won't allow it to be searched without a warrant.

  • WRALSUCKS May 23, 2012

    All it takes is some illegal searches and you can find all sorts of stuff.

  • superman May 22, 2012

    I am a couple years psat 70. Never had a trafic ticket, never had an accident, never had a parking ticket and have never been thru a traffic check and had my drivers license checked. But in the event that I do, they are most welcome to check my car and its contents. The only people who dont want to be stopped and checked are the ones who want to violate the law.

  • JohnnyMcRonny May 21, 2012

    "WOW you scare me Adolf. I dont have to prove anything to the government in a free society if Im not infringing on others." -jjordan231179

    Guess it's not as free as you have been led to believe.

  • JohnnyMcRonny May 21, 2012

    "If you come to my house you will find exactly that. All my guns and ammo are in a gun safe, all music on my computer was purchased from I-Tunes, all of my software is in the original box and all my prescriptions are in lockbox with my name and date of precription on the bottles. It's not hard to be legal." - warbirdlover

    But you sure do make it sound hard to be happy.

  • jjordan231179 May 17, 2012

    Hey renaissancemon...get a life! Why do you care if you run into a checkpoint if you arent breaking the law? Maybe we should just do away with the police and military all together and let all these bandits, drunk drivers, murders and thieves just have a big old good time!
    hckyplyr72
    May 17, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    WOW you scare me Adolf. I dont have to prove anything to the government in a free society if Im not infringing on others.

  • renaissancemon May 17, 2012

    > Maybe we should just do away with the police and military all together

    No let's just get them back to not forcibly interfering with us until they have at least some evidence that we have committed an offense.

  • renaissancemon May 17, 2012

    >> Here we go again, police-state groupies using a million dollar jackpot to tout kidnapping and robbery of presumably innocent drivers.

    > Presumably innocent until their coke stash was found.

    Yep they were subjected to a search before there was any evidence to justify it.

  • renaissancemon May 17, 2012

    > Why do you care if you run into a checkpoint if you arent breaking the law?

    It's an unfunded mandate. You forcibly compel me spend time proving my innocence, but then you don't pay me. I don't have enough free time to prove myself innocent of everything you might feel like presuming me guilty of. Get a life and leave people alone when you don't have any evidence against them.

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