Wake County deputies seize 3 kilograms of cocaine, arrest Garner resident

From staff reportsNovember 25, 2013 

— Wake County sheriff's deputies charged a Garner man with having 3 kilograms of cocaine in his car when they stopped him on Interstate 440 in Raleigh.

The arrest came late Friday when drug investigators pulled over a 2001 Pontiac that they said Eleazar Guttierrez-Torres, 25, of 107 Rolling Ridge Circle in Garner was driving west on the highway near Capital Boulevard.

After finding what they said was “about 3,000 grams” of cocaine, deputies charged Guttierrez-Tores with two counts of trafficking in cocaine and with using the Pontiac as a place to keep or sell drugs.

Deputies also got a search warrant for his home and added a second charge of maintaining a dwelling as a place to keep or sell drugs.

Guttierrez-Torres was being held at the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $700,000 bail and was to appear in court Monday.

Federal immigration authorities also were looking into whether Guttierez-Torres, a native of Mexico, would be eligible for action because of the felony charges.

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