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Nash County deputies seize almost $600K of cocaine during traffic stop; 2 arrested

Posted December 1, 2017 6:13 a.m. EST

Authorities seized almost $600,000 worth of cocaine from two people on Thursday during a traffic stop in Nash County.

— Authorities seized almost $600,000 worth of cocaine from two people on Thursday during a traffic stop in Nash County.

The Nash County Sheriff's Office said deputies stopped a car on Interstate 95 north of Goldrock near mile marker 148. During the stop, deputies became suspicious of criminal activity and found probable cause to search the vehicle.

The sheriff's office said deputies found 3.9 kilograms of cocaine, 1 pound of marijuana and a handgun. The cocaine has a street value of $588,000, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies arrested Mattalyn Maria Flowers, 25, and Jamirah Ellis Willis Jr., 21, who are both from Georgia. The pair said they were heading to Emporia, Virginia.

Flowers and Willis were charged with trafficking cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and felony possession of marijuana. Both were booked under $2 million secured bonds.