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2 arrested, $43K in cocaine seized

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Jose De Jesus Colunga-Flores Jose De Jesus Colunga-Flores
Manuel Aguilar Servantes Manuel Aguilar Servantes
KINSTON, N.C. -

Deputies say they seized 22 ounces of cocaine and arrested two in a multi-agency drug investigation.

It happened Wednesday.

They arrested 39-year-old Manuel Aguilar Servantes of Goldsboro and Jose DeJesus Colunga-Flores of LaGrange after they, allegedly, found the pair in a vehicle on Burncoat Road in the Liddell area in southern Lenoir County in possession of a large quantity of cocaine.

"We are actively working to affect these large quantity drug shipments that are coming into our area.  Our Narcotics Detectives are dedicating numerous hours to find and arrest these persons who are facilitating drug trafficking in Lenoir County.  We are proud to continue to build relationships with outside agencies like the ones who have helped in this arrest because drug suppliers do not stop at county lines," said Sheriff Chris Hill, about the incident.

Servantes was charged with trafficking in cocaine by possession, trafficking in cocaine by transport, conspire to traffic in cocaine and maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance, which are all felonies.  He's in the Lenoir County Jail under a $800,000 secured bond.

Colunga-Flores was charged with Conspiring to Traffic in Cocaine, a felony. He's in the Lenoir County Jail under a $250,000 secured bond.

The seized cocaine has an approximate street value of $43,120.

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