SHERIFF: Kilo Of Cocaine Found In Vanceboro Safe

Three men are behind bars, after Craven County deputies say they seized a kilo of cocaine.

Jonathan Staton is under a $2 million bond, while Antonia Sanchez and Israel Espenvodla have million dollar bonds. All three are facing multiple counts of cocaine trafficking.

Deputies say Sanchez and Expenvodla were arrested after a traffic stop along Kitetown Road in Vanceboro. Authorities say they found about $12,000 worth of cocaine in their vehicle.

Staton was also stopped by authorities where they found drugs and paraphernalia. Later, deputies searched his Vanceboro home and found more than a kilo of cocaine, worth $100,000, in a locked safe.

Deputies say they also seized seven firearms and other drugs.


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  • by tina Location: new bern on Jul 10, 2009 at 05:24 AM
    such a great job that those hillbilly cops let the boy go. yup, hats off to you sheriff's dept.
  • by Anne Location: Vanceboro on Jul 8, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    Great job Craven County Sheriffs Dept..Thanks for getting these dirt bags off the streets...
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