Police Briefs: Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Two on Drug Charges
A two-month investigation in the Carthage area by the Moore County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit resulted in the arrest Tuesday of two Sanford residents on various charges related to the sale of cocaine.
Officers purchased three ounces of cocaine during the investigation, leading to the arrest of Luis Ortiz Mejia, 26, and Yolanda Izac Bacilio, 35, a news release said. The arrests took place at the Sanford residence, at which time $2,508 was seized, according to a press release. The estimated street value of the drugs was $8,500. The Lee County Sheriff's Office assisted in the investigation.
Mejia was charged with eight counts of felony trafficking in cocaine, eight counts of felony conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, two counts of conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine, two counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, two counts of felony sell cocaine and two counts of felony deliver cocaine.
Bacilio was charged with four counts of felony trafficking in cocaine, four counts of felony conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, felony conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, felony sell cocaine and felony deliver cocaine.
Both were jailed with bail set at $1 million for each individual.
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