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