Sheriff's drug agents say they got slightly more than 2 pounds of cocaine during an undercover drug buy at a store parking lot in Lumberton on Tuesday about 7 p.m. According to sheriff's Lt. Charlie Revels, the drugs had a street value of about $55,000.
Arrested were Camerino “Carlos” Morales, 27, of 5258 McDuffie Crossing Road, Lumberton, and Ronald Theodore Lopez-Camacho, 49, of Fayetteville.
Revels said undercover agents told Morales they wanted to pay $20,000 for about 2 pounds of cocaine. He said Morales ran when officer tried to arrested him, but stopped when they pulled their weapons.
Agents also seized 29 grams of "crack cocaine" from Morales' pocket and 28 grams of powder cocaine from the ashtray of his 1994 GMC pickup truck, Revels said.
Morales was charged with trafficking in cocaine by possession, trafficking in cocaine by sell, trafficking in cocaine by delivery, trafficking in cocaine by transport, conspiracy to traffick in cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Camacho was charged with conspiracy to traffick in cocaine.
Morales was jailed on a $200,000 bond and Lopez on a $15,000 bond.
In an unrelated incident, agents raided a Pembroke home Wednesday and charged two men with possession with intent to sell marijuana. Agents say they seized about 3 pounds of marijuana from 19-year-old Darwin “Papa” Dial Jr.'s residence at 125 Vernie Drive near Pembroke.
Investigators arrested Dial and his cousin, 22-year-old Luis Anthonio Bonilla Jr.
Agents searched the home about 12:30 p.m. while both Bonilla and Dial were still in bed sleeping, according to Revels. Investigators say they seized about 1,460 grams of marijuana, nine marijuana plants, three 12-gauge shotguns and $1,761 in cash.
Revels said the marijuana had a street value of about $7,000.
Bonilla and Dial were each charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacturing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bonilla was jailed on an $8,000 bond and Dial on a $6,000 bond.