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Man charged with supplying cocaine to Wayne County

Posted May 7, 2010

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— A man who authorities described as a major drug dealer was arrested Thursday after a months-long investigation by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Interagency Drug Task Force.

Ignacio Lopez Mujica, 36, of 149 Burke St. in Dudley, was charged with trafficking excess of 400 grams of cocaine, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and one count of maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances. He was being held under a $3 million secured bond.

Investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said that Mujica supplied drugs to the Dudley, Goldsboro and Mount Olive area. Investigators seized nearly 1 kilogram of cocaine, more than $10,000 in cash and several vehicles.

Investigators said they expect to make more arrests in the case.

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  • renaissancemon May 7, 2010

    > ARE YOU Serious!

    Just like you, he has not been charged with anything violent or fraudulent. So, just like you, he should be presumed peaceful and honest. Now why are we hassling peaceful honest people when we could be incarcerating harmful people instead? The drug war is not just wasteful but in this manner it even makes us less safe.

    Yes I'm perfectly serious. A land of the free and home of the brave ought to be able to handle legalized drugs. If you need a government to protect you from yourself you will surely get more government than you can handle.

  • Spooner May 7, 2010

    No mention from the media on this guys nationality. Could we get all the facts out there for the public these days.

  • Groovy May 7, 2010

    "He is not accused of anything violent or dishonest. Apparently he is not an actual threat to anyone's safety or property. Some folks will always harm themselves, but that shouldn't be the government's concern. The more we fill up the jails with peaceful honest people, the less room there will be for murderers, rapists and muggers, who will then have to be released early." renaissancemon ARE YOU Serious!

  • Tiffany2007 May 7, 2010

    A drug dealer is just as bad as a murderer. Great job for getting this dealer off the street.

  • wine_girl May 7, 2010

    Jules... I live in Wayne County and didn't get mine either... hmmmm?

  • renaissancemon May 7, 2010

    He is not accused of anything violent or dishonest. Apparently he is not an actual threat to anyone's safety or property. Some folks will always harm themselves, but that shouldn't be the government's concern. The more we fill up the jails with peaceful honest people, the less room there will be for murderers, rapists and muggers, who will then have to be released early.

  • TontoKozlowski May 7, 2010

    great..Another one of my connects has been busted!

  • ASU May 7, 2010

    Can we say illegal

  • jules wants Beth back May 7, 2010

    Ha! That's what made me look - the headline. I live in Wayne County and I sure didn't get mine. :)

  • Killian May 7, 2010

    As an English teacher, I have to agree with leefreeze.

    Did he supply the coke to each and every resident personally, or did the county officials assist in distribution?

    Really, WRAL, learn to write with correct mechanics, please!

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