Fayetteville fugitive arrested in Mexico

G.W. Ray (Image courtesy Fayetteville Police Department)

September 6, 2012 5:30:22 PM PDT
Authorities have arrested a suspect who was allegedly hiding out in Mexico for nearly two years to avoid prosecution.

Officials took out warrants to arrest 46-year old G.W. Ray, of Fayetteville, in December 2010. While authorities were attempting to serve these warrants and orders, Ray fled to Mexico.

The warrants were issued on four counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, four counts selling cocaine, four counts delivering cocaine, four counts of trafficking in opium/heroin, one count maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, one count of conspiring to sell and deliver cocaine and one count of conspiring to traffic opium/heroin.

There were also four orders for failure to appear which include two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, one count of selling cocaine, one count of delivering cocaine, one count of manufacturing cocaine, one count of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance, one count of misdemeanor larceny and one count of driving while license revoked.

On Aug. 21, 2012 the U.S. Marshall's Office in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico located Ray.  He was later extradited to the United States after being deported by Mexican Immigration.  He arrived in Fayetteville Friday.

Ray is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $345,600 bond.

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