Officers Find 4.5 Pounds Of Meth In Tide Detergent Boxes

Four Georgia residents have been jailed after police say they found 4-1/2 pounds of meth, hidden in laundry detergent boxes.

Greenville police say they stopped a vehicle this morning at Stantonsburg Road and Arlington Boulevard for a traffic violation. A K-9 alerted on the smell of narcotics in the vehicle, and a search turned up the meth in the two Tide boxes.

It's estimated the meth has a street value of $130,000.

Jorge Matiled-Gonzalez, April Gonzalez and Tabitha Najarro-Urbano were charged with numerous conspiracy and trafficking charges and put in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1,000,000.00 secured bond. Rene Eduardo-Valencia was also charged with numerous conspiracy and trafficking charges and jailed on a $3,000,000.00 secured bond.

This is the second large drug seizure so far this month in Greenville where the contraband was found hidden. On January 3rd, police seized 5 kilos of cocaine that was concealed in a car battery.


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