DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Two separate undercover operations in Durham County resulted in several drugs and firearm seizures, along with two arrests.

The operations were conducted by the Sheriff’s Anti-Crime and Narcotics Unit.

In the first case, SAC/Narc investigators received tips from the public about suspicious behavior that looked like drug activity at Soren Adrianus Harmsen’s, 32, home along Rose Garden Lane in southwest Durham, deputies said.

Deputies began surveillance of the Harmsen and found evidence that he was using his apartment to sell illicit drugs, according to a news release. On Wednesday, while Harmsen was still under investigation, he was stopped for a violation while he was in his vehicle.

During the traffic stop, the patrol deputy smelled marijuana coming from the car, deputies said. He conducted a search of the vehicle and found a bag of marijuana and a handgun under the driver’s seat.

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After obtaining a search warrant, investigators searched Harmsen’s home.

Deputies found and seized:

  • 3,744.1 grams of marijuana
  • 162 hits of LSD
  • 47.4 grams of MDMA
  • 6.19 grams of cocaine
  • 296.68 grams of psilocybin mushrooms
  • 71 THC cartridges
  • 919.1 grams of THC wax
  • 82 bags of THC edibles
  • $55,000 in cash
  • 9mm SigSaur MPX Pistol
  • 300 Blackout SigSaur MCX Rifle
  • Mossberg 500 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Glock 19
  • 9mm FN Sub-Compact Pistol
  • Safariland Protech Ballistic Body Armor

Harmsen was arrested and charged with trafficking in MDA/MDMA, PWISD marijuana, trafficking in LSD, PWISD cocaine, maintain a vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance, three counts of PWIMSD scheduled I substance, MSDP of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and possession marijuana paraphernalia.

He posted a $150,000 secured bond and was released from jail on Thursday.

In the second and separate incident, SAC/Narc investigators became aware of drug activity being conducted by a Durham resident. They began observing Uriel Fernandez, 20, the news release said.

Fernandez was seen by investigators selling marijuana from his home and throughout the county, according to deputies.

On Thursday, a search warrant was executed where drugs, cash and an illegally modified AR pistol were seized.

Deputies found and seized:

  • 886.8 grams of marijuana
  • $2,411
  • Modified 7.62 AR pistol

On Thursday, Fernandez was arrested and charged with PWISD marijuana, maintain dwell/place/vehicle for controlled substances and possessing a weapon of mass destruction.

He is being held in the Durham County Detention Center without bond.