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Deputies seize $5 million worth of cocaine during Johnston County traffic stop

Deputies seized more than 110 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 on Sunday, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said.

The drugs, which have a street value of about $5 million, likely mark the largest-ever cocaine bust by the sheriff’s office, Capt. Jeff Caldwell said.

Deputies stopped a tractor-trailer for a “routine traffic violation” in the northbound lanes of I-95 near Kenly on Sunday morning, Caldwell said.

The two men in the truck now face charges: Eugenio Carlos Alfonso, 48, and Julio Cesar Rodriguez, 49.

Both men are from Miami, Caldwell said.

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