5 kilos of cocaine seized by deputies

The Sampson County Sheriff's Office says its deputies seized five kilograms of cocaine Tuesday. (Image courtesy Sampson County Sheriff's Office.)
July 5, 2012 9:06:00 AM PDT
The Sampson County Sheriff's Office says its deputies seized five kilograms of cocaine Tuesday.

On July 3, officers stopped a pickup truck on NC 242 near Timothy Road for a minor traffic violation.

Deputies said two men in the truck behaved unusually and they became suspicious. A search of the truck turned up the drugs.

Jose Fredis Pene Arriola, 23, of Durham, and Randy White Mason, 55 of Macon, NC, were taken into custody.

Arriola was charged with possession of cocaine for trafficking, possession of cocaine for transport, and conspiracy to traffic cocaine. Mason was charged with possession of cocaine for trafficking, possession of cocaine for transport,  conspiracy to traffic cocaine, and maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance.

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