Pitt County traffic stop leads to Raleigh man’s arrest for heroin trafficking

Wake County News

A man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of trafficking and conspiracy to traffic in heroin, police said.

The Greenville Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the area of Highway 264 and Old Stantonsburg Road Tuesday around 11:30 a.m.

It led to the discovery and seizure of five kilograms of heroin concealed in a car battery.

Further investigation led detectives to the suspects’ residence in Raleigh, where an additional 5 kilograms of heroin were located in an additional car battery.

Ury Gary Espinoza Bucio, 41, was booked into the Pitt County Detention Center. 

He’s being held under a $9 million bond. 


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