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NASHVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies say they intercepted $100,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin bound for Maryland in a Wednesday traffic stop along Interstate 95.
The Nash County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Team stopped a car near mile marker 135 south of Rocky Mount after observing a traffic violation. Driver Ladarrius Lee Jenkins and passenger Tynai R. Williams, both of Orlando, Florida, were arrested following a search.
Deputies say they developed probable cause to suspect drug trafficking and found two objects wrapped in duct tape hidden in the car’s engine compartment.
The unwrapped bundles contained 590 grams (about 1 1/4 pounds) of crack cocaine and 40 grams (1.4 ounces) of heroin, the sheriff’s office said.
“The highly addictive and deadly narcotics have an estimated street value of $100,000 and were being transported from Florida to Maryland,” a sheriff’s office news release states.
Jenkins and Williams were each charged with trafficking cocaine and heroin by transportation, trafficking cocaine and heroin by possession, conspiracy to traffic cocaine and heroin and possession of marijuana.
Jenkins was jailed under a $500,000 secured bond, while a magistrate set Williams’ bond at $300,000.