4 kilos of cocaine seized during traffic stop on I-95 in Nash County

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Two men have been arrested on several drug charges after deputies said they found four kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop in Nash County.

Jerime J. Cordero-Alvarez, 29, of Florida, and Edwin J. Rodriguez-Lopez, 25, of New York, were charged with trafficking cocaine by possession and transportation, possession of cocaine and maintaining a vehicle for the purposes of sell or deliver a controlled substance.

On Friday, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry for a traffic violation on I-95 southbound at the 148-mile marker.

Deputies said there was a suspicion of criminal activity.

A K-9 was deployed and gave positive for narcotics on the vehicle, deputies said.

A search was conducted and deputies said they found four kilos of cocaine, totaling nine pounds and nine ounces, inside of a duffle bag in the trunk of the vehicle.

The driver was identified as Corder-Alvarez and the passenger as Rodriguez-Lopez.

Deputies concluded the traffic stop with their arrests.

The case is still under investigation.

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