37 Kilos Of Coke Seized; Investigation Began In Greenville

Police have seized 37 kilos of cocaine, with an estimated wholesale value of $1.2 million dollars, in an investigation that began in Greenville.

Five people have been arrested in the joint drug trafficking investigation that began in Greenville on Sunday. It led to the discovery of the cocaine found in Durham.

Four men from Houston, Texas and another from New Orleans were charged In Durham with trafficking cocaine and conspiracy to traffic in cocaine.

Joseph Lorome Briscoe, 34, of Houston, Texas
Nathan Ray Foreman, 43, of Houston, Texas
Curtis Ray Hagin, 30, of Houston, Texas
Sergio Reyes, Jr., 26, of Houston, Texas
Joseph Brown Jr, 33, of New Orleans, Louisiana

Briscoe and Foreman are facing trafficking cocaine charges in Pitt County as well. All five men are in jail on $10 million bond each.

The following law enforcement agencies participated in this investigation:

Greenville Police Department, Rocky Mount Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Winterville Police Department, Durham Police Department, Raleigh Police Department, NC State Bureau of Investigation, Nash County Sheriff's Office, Pitt County Sheriff's Office, Wilson Police Department, Farmville Police Department, NC Highway Patrol, Lenoir County Sheriff's Office, NC National Guard (RAID), and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office

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  • by Washington Co. Native on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    Can you guys come to Washington County and get some of the scum off our streets? Our law enforcement just can't seem to notice anything going on. They are the only ones not seeing anything.
  • by NCLEO Location: NC on Jan 30, 2009 at 07:09 AM
    GREAT JOB GUYS!!! Keep it up!
  • by citizen on Jan 29, 2009 at 10:36 PM
    great job!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Belle Location: Winterville on Jan 29, 2009 at 06:06 PM
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for getting the drugs and these criminals off our streets and keeping our families safe.
  • by Kevin Location: Greenville on Jan 29, 2009 at 05:40 PM
    Good job to all of the law enforcement agencies that were involved.
  • by Kim Location: Greenville on Jan 29, 2009 at 02:18 PM
    Way to go officers! Lets get that junk off of our streets!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jan 29, 2009 at 02:04 PM
    Way to go guys and gals, good job.
  • by Ordnanceman Location: Greenville on Jan 29, 2009 at 01:35 PM
    Awesome job!
  • by betty Location: cortland on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:10 PM
    Wonderful job done. Things may be turning around for Greenville by getting the scum out of our area. Again, great job to all law enforcement agencies that participated in this investigation.
  • by Delta Location: Greenville on Jan 29, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    Great job guys!

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