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Wake deputies arrest 2 Alamance County men on cocaine charges

Evaristo Cecilia-Baltazar
Evaristo Cecilia-Baltazar

Two men from Alamance County are facing cocaine trafficking charges following their arrest by Wake County sheriff's deputies at a gas station on Jones Sausage Road.

Evaristo Cecilio-Baltazar, 24, of Graham and Raul Armando Longoria, 26, of Burlington were arrested about 6 p.m. Friday at 4020 Jones Sausage Road, a short way east of Interstate 40.

Deputies charged both men with cocaine trafficking, saying they had between 28 and 200 grams. Trafficking, a higher felony than possession with intent to distribute cocaine, is triggered by the 28-gram threshold.

Baltazar also was charged with maintaining a 2007 Jeep as a place to keep and sell drugs.

Longoria was held in lieu of $75,000 bail. Baltazar was held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT

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