Wake deputies snare meth worth more than $500,000 in car on I-40

From staff reportsSeptember 17, 2013 

— Wake County sheriff’s deputies said they found more than a half-million dollars worth of methamphetamine when they stopped a Yadkin County man’s car on Interstate 40 in Raleigh.

Carlos Eduardo Segura Olivares, 26, had 3,465 grams of the drug in a Toyota sedan when deputies stopped him Monday afternoon near Aviation Parkway because they had found a traffic violation, they said.

That quantity – about 7.6 pounds – has a street value of roughly $504,000, officials said.

Sheriff’s office investigators work with other local agencies and state and federal agents in an ongoing anti-drug task force in the region, though they did not say if Olivares’ arrest stemmed from that effort.

Sgt. W.R. Harding of the sheriff’s office IMPACT anti-drug unit said a deputy was writing Olivares a traffic citation when he ran.

Two deputies stopped him, and Olivares told them he had bricks of cocaine in the car.

One of the sheriff’s office’s drug-sniffing dogs, Hydro, who was there when the car was stopped, alerted to a narcotics odor, Harding said.

Because of the dog’s action, deputies searched the car and found the methamphetamine shoved into open spaces underneath the carpeting in the car’s trunk, they said.

Olivares was charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, one count of maintaining a vehicle for keeping and selling drugs and with driving without a license and resisting officers.

He was also charged with having missed court dates in connection with charges from 2010, according to jail records.

Olivares was schedule for a Tuesday afternoon court appearance and was being held in lieu of $151,000 bail.

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