Recent Drug Bust News for the Raleigh Area

Raleigh Drug and Alcohol Treatment CenterAcross the Triangle, authorities have been busy cracking down on drug users and those who sell drugs in our area. From a case that went viral and made national news to a local group of college students who were caught with a significant amount of drugs and paraphernalia in their possession, law enforcement has been working hard to crack down on drugs in the area. Searching for the best Raleigh drug and alcohol treatment center for 2018? Contact Legacy today!

A Rocky Mount home was raided in February after the Edgecombe County Sherriff's Office and the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on the residence. Inside the home, members of the Sex Money Murder street gang, a subset of the Bloods, were arrested and nearly $14,000 in cash was seized. Along with the cash, officers from the task force also found three stolen handguns, crack cocaine, and 520 bags of heroin. All eight men that were arrested have been identified as documented gang members and were charged with possession or trafficking of cocaine, heroin, or Suboxone in addition to individual counts.

In Raleigh, three people were arrested when police raided a home on Planet Drive and confiscated 20 kilograms of cocaine and $1.5 million in cash. Two men, Alfredo Mendiola-Alvarez and Gerardo Israel Limon-Becerra, and one woman, Yolanda Garcia-Vazquez, were charged with multiple counts of cocaine trafficking and possession. Federal immigration officials requested that Limon-Becerra and Mendiola-Alvarez, who are from Mexico, be held after they were released from state or local custody. A computer check showed officials that Mendiola-Alvarez had already been ordered to be deported from the US and that Limon-Becerra appeared to be in the US illegally. Arrest records showed that Garcia-Vasquez was in the US legally. No details were shared about the investigation that led police to the home, but most major drug investigations involve federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and regional task forces.

Also in Raleigh, one townhouse near the North Carolina State University campus was the site of four drug arrests. Three students, 22 year old Paolo Andres De-Uriquidi, 21 year old Nanhas Alakkat, and 20 year old Jacob Edward Pace were arrested on various charges relating to multiple drugs that were found in the home. A fourth person, who is not a student at the university was also arrested. Nicole Ashley Jones, 19, was arrested during the police's second raid on the townhouse. All four were accused of using the residence to sell and store drugs. While it is not clear why the arrests occurred over multiple days, it is clear that several prescription medications, hash oil, LSD, marijuana, psilocybin, oxycodone, concentrated THC, lisdexamfetamine pills, and alprazolam were found in the home.

One case from the Triangle made national news recently when a Raleigh mother shared a video of her one year old daughter smoking marijuana on Facebook. Brianna Ashanti Lofton, age 20, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony child abuse, possession of marijuana, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The video Lofton posted on Facebook has been viewed more than one million times and was shared by a user from Rochester, NY who saw the post and urged the mother's location and arrest. During the ten second video, an adult off-screen holds a cigarillo to the child's lips. Then the baby appears to inhale and puff smoke. The child was placed with Wake County Child Protective Services, and the mother was detained at the Wake County Detention Center.

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