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Wake deputies find 47 bottles of meth in car

Posted November 6, 2013

Wake County deputies found 47 one-liter soda bottles filled with methamphetamine during a Nov. 4, 2013, traffic stop.
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— Two men face charges of trafficking methamphetamine after Wake County deputies found 47 one-liter soda bottles filled with the drug during a traffic stop Monday evening, authorities said Wednesday.

A deputy stopped a 2010 Dodge Charger on U.S. Highway 264 at Hodge Road at about 5 p.m. Monday on a window tint violation and smelled marijuana inside the car, authorities said. A K-9 team was called to help the investigation, and a dog signaled that narcotics were in the car.

A search of the car then turned up the drink bottles full of a liquid that tested positive for methamphetamine. The bottles weighed about 81 pounds total, and authorities estimated the street value of the meth at more than $10 million.

Russell Stanley Lagos-Carmona, no age or address available, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession, conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and maintaining a controlled substance in a vehicle and was served with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. He was being held Wednesday in the Wake County jail under a $500,000 bond.

A passenger in the car, Brayan Sanchez Acosta, 33, of 441 Outlaw Bridge Road in Albertson, tried to flee on foot during the traffic stop but was quickly apprehended, authorities said. Acosta, who also goes by the name Felipe Renteria-Gomez, He was taken to WakeMed for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries he suffered while fleeing and was then charged with trafficking methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession, conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and resisting, obstructing and delaying a public official. He was being held in the Wake County Jail under a $1 million bond.

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  • anon022 Nov 8, 2013

    ITANIMULLI.COM, old enough to know you are the one being childish. You may have never gotten stopped for yours but that doesn't mean nobody else ever has. Did you miss the part where I mentioned my sister just got stopped for that very reason. And that was the ONLY reason she got stopped. I'm sure had she smelled like weed they would've asked to search her car also but she didn't. Instead, she just got a ticket for the tint because hers was obviously illegal. If yours is legal that might be why you've never been stopped. My sister's was obviously illegal and I'm betting these guy's were obviously illegal also.

    Everyone else is speculating, just like you are. Quit acting like you're the only one who knows anything because you're not.

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 7, 2013

    Every single person complaining that it's profiling or racist or whatever ... yep, probably just ticked off that your Meth delivery was intercepted!
    OpinionatedMama

    Not really. Just explaining police techniques. Are you smarter than my dad who was a police Chief in Raleigh when it comes to police techniques? Carry on...

  • OpinionatedMama Nov 7, 2013

    Every single person complaining that it's profiling or racist or whatever ... yep, probably just ticked off that your Meth delivery was intercepted!

  • Pepe Silvia Nov 7, 2013

    "window tint violation? Really? can you say profiling" - Get your IDs

    How is it profiling? There is a legal level of window tint. If you exceed it, you are breaking a law and can be cited for it.

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 7, 2013

    Wheres the weed charge and the window tint violation? Thats right he "threw the roach" out LOL and the tint? IDK. Guess they let him slide on the reason the stopped him. LOL funny people here.

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 7, 2013

    Im in multiple car clubs and no one gets stopped for their tint. Many even have tinted TAILIGHTS and never get stopped. Its an excuse, period.

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 7, 2013

    I know many people who have been stopped for window tint. And yes law enforcement can stop for suspicion of illegal tint concentration and check it with a light meter. If they do not have a meter in their vehicle they can hold you and radio for assistance from a unit which does carry a test device.
    davisgw
    November 7, 2013 10:44 a.m.
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    Yes they can. Ive lived in Raleigh 34 years. Most of my cars had tinted windows due to my sensitivity to light. Ive never once been stopped for my tint. When i have been stopped Ive never had my tint checked or questioned. Its pitch black at night. Tint is an excuse to stop you. The weed smell was the excuse to bring in the dogs BECAUSE THEY HAD NO LEGAL WARRANT TO SEARCH THE CAR. Period. If its an illegal search the guy walks. You people need to read up on how the police works. My fahter was a Chief. Please save it.

  • landonsgrampa Nov 7, 2013

    I long for the day that authorities pull you over, charge you with felonies for trafficking and maintaining a vehicle, confiscate your cash, raid your house, lock you and your friends up under $500,000 bond all for having high fructose products in your car. High fructose is terrible stuff!
    LocalYokel......

    Exactly what does fructose have to do with meth? Are you partaking?

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 7, 2013

    "threw the roach out the window". LOL are you a fortune teller? We you in the car or something? Just make it up. LOL

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 7, 2013

    Brittany thinks cops can determine your tint % from eyesight. LOL ummm no. Im looking at my car now. Its cloudy and my tint is pitch black, 32% legal. Why am I never stopped to see if my tint is legal. You cant do it by your eyes. Thats why inspectors use tint readers not their eyes. How old are you?

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