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Routine Greenville Traffic Stop Nets Two Kilos Of Cocaine

Authorities say they seized two kilos of cocaine after a routine traffic stop in Greenville Tuesday morning.

Greenville police have charged Jose Aguilar of Canton, NC with trafficking by possession and trafficking by transportation.

Police say an officer stopped the man's pickup truck for traffic violations on Highway 264 near Old Stantonsburg Road. A K-9 alerted to drugs and a subsequent search of the truck netted lawmen the cocaine, worth an estimated $200,000.

Aguilar is jailed on a $525,000 bond.


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A man suspected of trafficking cocaine is behind bars at the Pitt County Detention Center.

Jose Aguilar, 29, is currently under a $500,000 bond and will make his first court appearance Wednesday. Aguilar is from Canton, N.C., which is west of Asheville.


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