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Two arrested on drug, weapons charges in Lee County

Posted June 18, 2010 1:27 p.m. EDT
Updated June 18, 2010 1:34 p.m. EDT

— Lee County Sheriff Tracy L. Carter reported on his blog Tuesday the arrest of two men on drug and weapons charges.

Lee County drug agents worked with Sanford police to investigate Jorge Alberto Aguilar, 27, of Lumberton, and Jose DeJesus Garcia-Lopez, 20, of Siler City.

Officers seized two kilograms of cocaine and an AK-47 assault weapon from the Nissan Pathfinder the men were operating.

Because Aguilar initially gave a false name, authorities notified U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that both men may be in the country illegally.

They were being held in the Lee County jail.

Both men were charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by transportation, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, maintaining a vehicle to keep drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon.