Wake deputies discover cocaine worth $3 million
RALEIGH -- Drug investigators with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office seized a cache of powder cocaine from a storage unit in northern Wake County this morning.
The 33 kilos of cocaine seized from the storage unit has an estimated street value of more than $3 million, the sheriff’s office reported.
It is the largest drug seizure in Wake County since Donnie Harrison was elected sheriff in 2002, Phyllis Stephens, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said this afternoon.
Wake deputies focused on a storage unit at 10115 Division Drive during a drug investigation at Connor Business Park, off U.S. 401 South, less than a mile from Wake Technical College, Harrison said today.
He said the seizure was part of an ongoing drug investigation at the newly opened storage facility. A narcotics canine was attracted to a tractor-trailer parked just outside the storage unit.
So far the sheriff’s office has not made any arrests in the case, and deputies have not yet located the driver of the tractor-trailer, Harrison said.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for the storage unit and found the drugs stored inside makeshift containers that sat atop wooden pallets, Harrison said.
Harrison said the 33 kilos will be held as evidence and eventually destroyed.
The investigation is continuing, Harrison said.
BY THOMASI MCDONALD - STAFF WRITER
Published: Thu, Sep. 17, 2009 05:42PM