An anonymous tip and an undercover drug operation led the Carteret County sheriff's department to a major drug bust
Deputies arrested 23 year-old Freddy Avellaneda of Beaufort. He is charged with eight counts of trafficking cocaine.
Deputies confiscated twelve ounces of cocaine, with an estimated value of over $50,000 on the streets. Deputies say they had been making undercover controlled buys from Avellaneda for several months leading up to the arrest.
Avellaneda is in jail under a 1.5 million dollar bond.