Biscoe Man Faces Methamphetamine Charges
A Biscoe man is in the Moore County jail today with a bail set at $1.25 million after being arrested on charges of selling methamphetamine.
Jose Mercado Salazar, 29, of 207 Bruton Street, Biscoe, has been charged with four counts of trafficking in methamphetamine in Moore County, according to a press release.
He is also facing charges of four counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, felony possession of methamphetamine, and maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance by Montgomery County law enforcement officials.
Salazar’s arrest stemmed from a three-month undercover drug operation initiated by officers from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit, according to the release.
Salazar was arrested Tuesday in the parking lot of a Food Lion in Biscoe. At the time of his arrest, officers seized approximately 56 grams of methamphetamine, 126 prescription pills, including Percocet, Lorcet and Endocet, a .380 caliber handgun and $1,206. A search of his residence in Biscoe resulted in the seizure of an additional four grams of methamphetamine and digital scales.
The arrest was conducted by members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office select enforcement and narcotic units, according to the release.
During the three-month investigation, Moore County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit officers purchased and seized approximately 64 grams of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $18,600. The Drug Enforcement Administration also assisted in the investigation. After his arrest Tuesday he was placed in the Montgomery County jail.
Today, he was placed in the Moore County jail after the additional charges were filed.
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