Federal Fugitive Arrested On Drug Charges

Deputies say they've arrested an immigration fugitive who they believe was trafficking drugs into Carteret County.

Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck says 32-year-old Reyniery Alonso Montoya Zapata of North 20th St. in Morehead City is behind bars in Carteret County. Deputies say they arrested Zapata in Cape Carteret Thursday after finding an ounce of cocaine in his car, with the help
of Sheriff’s K-9 “Dino." Deputies say they also found several fake forms of identification, including an ID card saying Zapata is a Honduran police officer.

Zapata was charged with 2 counts of Trafficking in Cocaine and Maintaining a Vehicle to Keep or Sell Illegal Substances and No Operators License. His bond was set at $200,000.

Lawmen say ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) has been looking for Zapata, a federal fugitive. After facing the charges filed in Carteret County, ICE begin the process of deporting Zapata.

“This is another success story in our efforts to enforce our state laws and to assist in the identification and apprehension of illegal aliens who are in our country and who choose to break the law” said Sheriff Asa Buck.

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  • by @ GG on Aug 10, 2010 at 03:16 PM
    To my knowledge it is not illegal to be here undocumented. That's why he was not arrested. He will be processed back to Honduras.
  • by here Location: here on Aug 10, 2010 at 11:57 AM
    To right and wrong: Your husband can't be that upstanding of a man if he is in MY country ILLEGALLY. I'm just saying... He is in the WRONG!
  • by anon Location: wallace on Aug 10, 2010 at 11:55 AM
    TO LUCY, i can tell the difference between african people and black americans. white people and people from the UK. now let one talk and i can guess where they come from. africa or the uk. now you let a hispanic from mexico or honduras talk and you can't tell the difference, honduras or mexico. now they might can between themselves.
  • by Lucy Location: goldsboro on Aug 10, 2010 at 11:29 AM
    TO mom and anon: There might no be alot of difference between all of the hispanics but there is also not a lot of differnce between the black people here and the people from africa and from the white people here and the people from England!!
  • by PROUD MEXICAN Location: GREENVILLE on Aug 10, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    4 all the ignorant ppl other there, y not talk about the white young man that took the life of that young man?????????? not only hispanics are bad people, look all around before u speak wrong of another!!!!!! My prayers go out the the young mans family that lost their son in Greenville yesterday!!!!!!!!!!
  • by anon Location: wallace on Aug 10, 2010 at 10:34 AM
    hey bam bam, i agree about the nationality here on your comment to sam ,but it is like scrambled eggs when you scramble 3 or either 4, you cant tell the difference.so there isn't much difference to most people like us, it is hard to tell when they are all scrambled up over here illegaly honduras , mexico, nicaragua [if i spelled that right] there is not much difference.
  • by Mom Location: NC on Aug 10, 2010 at 10:04 AM
  • by RIGHT AND WRONG Location: here on Aug 10, 2010 at 09:59 AM
    Yep this guy is a scumbag, he deserves to be deported. What he did was wrong. I would like to say my husband is an illegal immigrant, but he works 6 days a week, doesn't drink or do drugs and we have 5 amazing, beautiful, and intelligent children who we take care of and support. So yes some are scumbags, but some believe it or not are decent human beings and I happen to be the lucky one who found a decent one. There may not be many, but some do work hard and don't cause problems.
  • by Lucy Location: Goldsboro on Aug 10, 2010 at 09:50 AM
    Can you people be more ignorant with your comments. Just because he is an immigrant does mean that he is MEXICAN. Just because people look Hispanic that does not mean that they are all MEXICAN. I hope you know that there SALVADOR and HONDURAN people that if you call them MEXICAN they will get offended.
  • by Bam Bam Location: your back yard on Aug 10, 2010 at 09:38 AM
    Sam, sorry to break it to you, but Honduras isn't in Mexico.
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