Two Men Charged In Cocaine Investigation

Two men now face cocaine charges after a one-month investigation by a drug task force.

Greenville police say 22-year-old Jake Tilley of East 13th Street and 19-year-old Benjamin Fugate of Holly Street were arrested.

Police report they seized 50 grams of powder cocaine during the arrest. That amount of cocaine has an estimated street value of $5,000.

In total, during the month-long investigation, lawmen say they confiscated 106 grams with a street value of nearly $11,000.

The Greenville Drug Task Force is made up of law enforcement officers from the State Bureau of Investigation, Greenville, Pitt County, Winterville, Farmville, Lenoir County, Kinston and Wayne County.

Tilley is charged with six counts of trafficking cocaine and six counts of conspiring to traffic cocaine.

Fugate is charges with three counts of trafficking cocaine, one count of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and one count of felony possession of cocaine.

Tilley’s bond was set at $1,000,000. Fugate’s was set at $500,000.


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