Wake man faces cocaine trafficking, possession charges

From staff reportsAugust 29, 2013 

— Edgardo Barron Espinosa faces several cocaine charges, including trafficking in the drug, after an investigation led to his Old Crews Road home.

Wednesday, authorities added a charge of possessing a shotgun with an altered serial number and cocaine trafficking and possession charges to drug charges that Cary police filed on Aug. 22 after they stopped Espinosa, 22, at Cary Towne Boulevard and Convention Drive.

The latest charges, by state Alcohol Law Enforcement agents, are trafficking by selling 252 grams of cocaine to an informant, possessing that cocaine with intent to sell it and maintaining 1929 Old Crews Road in the Knightdale section of Wake County as a place to keep and store drugs.

He also was charged with conspiring with another man to traffic in cocaine.

All of those happened Aug. 22, according to arrest warrants.

Cary police had charged Espinosa with trafficking, maintaining a vehicle to keep or sell drugs, selling or delivering cocaine, having cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and conspiracy.

Espinosa was being held in the Wake County Detention Center when the most recent charges were lodged, and he was being held on a total bond of $403,000 pending a court appearance Thursday.

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