Local News

Wake deputies catch pair with 81 pounds of cocaine

Posted March 18, 2019 2:48 p.m. EDT

Edis Leonidas Herrera-Mejia, left, and Octavio Lopez Martinez

— Two men face drug trafficking charges after Wake County deputies caught them with 81 pounds of cocaine, according to arrest warrants.

Octavio Lopez Martinez, 53, of 1811 Evergreen Ave. in Raleigh, and Edis Leonidas Herrera-Mejia, 52, of Central Islip, N.Y., were each charged Sunday with conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, conspiracy to sell cocaine and conspiracy to deliver cocaine.

Both men were being held in the Wake County jail under $5 million bonds.