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Investigation Uncovers Drugs, Weapons At Nash County Home

Posted October 12, 2005

— Two people are in custody after authorities in Nash and Wilson counties seized a large amount of cocaine and a stash of firearms.

After a vehicle stop in Wilson County on Wednesday, detectives arrested two Nash County residents -- 32-year-old Gilberto Mora Martinez and Sergio Torres Silva -- for possession of 65 grams of powder cocaine and a firearm.

Following an investigation, authorities later went to Martinez's home, where they found approximately 628 grams of powder cocaine in a building behind Martinez's residence.

Deputies also located 44 1/2 grams of marijuana and 14 firearms at Martinez's home.

Silva faces two counts of cocaine trafficking in Wilson County and felony possession of cocaine in Nash County. Martinez also faces cocaine trafficking charges in Wilson County as well as trafficking cocaine charges in Nash County.

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