Garner Cleveland Record

Wake man, Johnston woman charged in coke-trafficking case

Francisco Antonio Herrera
Francisco Antonio Herrera

A 55-year-old Garner man and a 46-year-old Johnston County woman face cocaine-trafficking charges in Wake County and were each held on $1 million bail after drug investigators arrested them Thursday afternoon.

Wake County sheriff’s deputies arrested Blanca Estella Jardon first, just before 1 p.m., at her home at 361 Cattle Farm Drive. It has a Raleigh address, but is in Johnston County.

Deputies stopped Francisco Antonio Herrera of 133 Quiet Refuge Lane in Garner about an hour later on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.

Arrest warrants charged both with selling 32.1 grams of cocaine to Wake County Sheriff’s Office undercover operative on Sept. 4, leading to four counts of cocaine trafficking and conspiracy to traffic.

Jardon also was charged with possession, selling and delivering 27.25 grams of cocaine on June 21, conspiring with someone else in that instance and driving with a revoked license.

Jardon‘s bail was set at $1,240,000, while Herrera’s was set at $1 million.

Both were being held in the Wake County Detention Center for court appearances Friday.