RELEASED: June 9, 2014
A 45-year-old Raleigh man was charged with trafficking in cocaine after making three sales on separate occasions to undercover Wake County law enforcement. The third sale was a 'charm' for Rogelio Cortez - or rather for the Wake County Sheriff's Office - he was arrested during the third sale.
Seven people were arrested on drug offenses including cocaine possession, possession with intent to sell and deliver and conspiracy on or near Bragg and South East Street in Raleigh last Friday. Two others were arrested on cocaine charges the night before as well.
A Clayton mother who was a victim of violence in her apartment earlier this month now faces various drug charges. Authorities say that the 27-year-old woman was shot when a man came to her apartment door and asked to see someone. The woman told the visitor that the person he sought was not there and the visitor allegedly shot the woman as she closed the door.
A large drug bust went down in Lenoir County, North Carolina last month, yielding over 2,000 grams of powder cocaine worth roughly $250,000. Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in the bust. Drug charges were filed against four men, three of whom are North Carolinians.The situation had already been under investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies when police received word two weeks ago that many kilos of cocaine would be making their way through Roberson County to La Grange. Officers intercepted those involved as well as the drugs in Roberson County while simultaneously arresting the buyer in La Grange.
Those looking to enjoy an evening out on the town were instead treated to an elaborate sting operation this weekend. Police arrested 15 people during a drug bust at a Thomasville nightclub last Friday night and into Saturday morning. The defendants are accused of 380 drug charges for their alleged participation in the sale and exchange of drugs. Thomasville police are also seeking two additional people with outstanding warrants who were allegedly involved in the operation.
An ongoing investigation by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) of a drug and prostitution ring resulted in a bust yesterday. As of right now, five suspects are facing felony drug charges stemming from the bust.