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Rocky Mount police bust 2 with cocaine, guns

Posted August 6, 2015

Rocky Mount police found two handguns, $1,000 in cash and, in a secret compartment, five kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value greater than $1 million, ina search of a truck Wednesday.
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— Rocky Mount police, with help from other local and federal law enforcement agencies, arrested two men Wednesday after finding cocaine, cash and weapons in their vehicle.

Police did not immediately identify the men other than to say that their names and immigration status were under investigation.

The bust, according to a statement from the Rocky Mount Police Department, came after six months of undercover work.

Police, Drug Enforcement Administration agents and representatives of the Nash County Sheriff's Office and the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force, working on information developed during the undercover investigation, intercepted the men and searched their 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. They found two handguns, $1,000 in cash and, in a secret compartment of the truck, 5 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value greater than $1 million.

The men were charged with conspiracy to traffic more than 400 grams of cocaine, trafficking cocaine and maintaining a vehicle for transporting a controlled substance.


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  • Dati Pemby Aug 6, 2015
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    Yes, we do. But, much like the war on drugs, there is a lot of money to be made allowing this stuff to happen while telling people they're trying to stop it.

    Besides, why are we worrying about national security, isn't there a headline about a transexual or some race baiting to distract us?

  • Norman Lewis Aug 6, 2015
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    The Federal government could virtually eliminate illegal immigration through the Mexican border if they had the political will to do so. People cry out for stopping the thousands of illegals a year coming through but probably would yell louder about the means that would need to be used to stop the flow. The military is well versed in monitoring and preventing infiltration into a given area. Do we have the stomach for what it would mean to use those tactics?

  • Dati Pemby Aug 6, 2015
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    Doing the work Americans won't....

  • Djofraleigh Anderson Aug 6, 2015
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    "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

    It's coming from more than Mexico. It's coming from all over South and Latin America, and it's coming probably -- probably -- from the Middle East. But we don't know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don't know what's happening. " - Donald Trump's statement that got him into hot water and in the headlines.

    Does it apply here? News journalists, please inform the public.

  • Norman Lewis Aug 6, 2015
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    Cocaine must sell for a hefty premium in Rocky Mount since they valued the confiscated kilos of cocaine in this story at 8 times the value listed in a National news story about the seizure of 8 tons by the Coast Guard. Maybe the other smugglers were getting a volume discount or the Police in this story wanted to inflate the importance of their arrest. I am glad the police stopped these drugs from the streets but really, $200,000 per kilo? Get real.