SANFORD, N.C. (WNCN) — An investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a man on Thursday after deputies found more than 22 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in his vehicle, deputies say.
According to Sheriff Brian Estes, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and found 10 kilograms (22-plus pounds) of crystal methamphetamine.
The stop was a result of an investigation that has been conducted by the sheriff’s office, Homeland Security, Sanford Police Department and the Department of Public Safety.
Jesus Manuel Castaneda-Graterol was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver/manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Castaneda-Graterol was placed in the Lee County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond.