NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Two people have been arrested after officials said they found more than 45 bricks of heroin during a joint operation in Nash County and Raleigh.
The Wilson Police Department conducted a joint operation along with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Nash County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 6.
Officials said that during the operation they found 30 bricks of heroin in a vehicle that was stopped by the Nash County deputies.
An additional 17 bricks of heroin were found in a residence in Raleigh, officials said.
Deputies said that Kathrine Polanco, 27, and Faryln A. Suarez de Jesus, 26, were operating the suspect vehicle.
The operation started from information received by Wilson Police officers reporting that a source of heroin from Raleigh was responsible for the distribution of large amounts of heroin within the city limits.
Polanco was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in opium, opiate, opioid or heroin and one count of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling.
Suarez was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking opium, opiate, opioid or heroin.
Polanco received a $600,000 bond and Suarez a $950,000 bond.
Both of them were sent to the Nash County Detention Center.