Wake deputies find 47 bottles of meth in car
Posted November 6, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.