Traffic Stop Leads To Huge Drug Bust In Greenville

Police say $200,000 worth of cocaine is off the streets and two drug traffickers are behind bars in Pitt County.

Greenville Police and the Pitt County Sheriff's Office stopped a silver Dodge pickup around 5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon for following too closely at Highway 264 and Wesley Church Road in Greenville.

A drug detection K-9 picked up the odor of narcotics. Following a search officers seized 2 kilograms of powder cocaine in a hidden compartment.

Elian Rojo and Martin Rojas of Harlingen, Texas were arrested and charged with several counts of trafficking.

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  • by really? Location: GVille on Aug 16, 2011 at 12:37 PM
    that must have been the gas for that price.....yeah right! this report is ridiculous.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Aug 15, 2011 at 06:17 PM
    Great job by the GPD, teachers and LEO officers do Gods work, thank you.
  • by Mr. Motion Location: L-Dub on Aug 15, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    I had a dog name LEO........ he got ran over!!
  • by LEO Wife on Aug 15, 2011 at 01:12 PM
    Who cares why they got stopped - great job LEOs!!!!!!
  • by John to teacher Location: Greenville on Aug 15, 2011 at 11:38 AM
    Teaching is a tough job, but until you get out of a car everyday on traffic stops with a bunch of animals that might start shooting as soon as you get out of the car shut your mouth!!! These guys need two or three on a traffic stop, some stops are much more then just writing a ticket and letting someone go. Know what your talking about before you open your piehole next time!! Great job PCSO and GPD!!!!! keep up the great work.
  • by Raymond Location: Roanoke Rapids on Aug 15, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    I have said it before and I will say it again, especially Greenville PD listen: Enforcement of the traffic laws, strictly, will net more and more of this type of activity. Small things lead to big things and the departments that effect strict law enforcement net the more serious offenses. Greenville 4 lanes are drag strips - 55, 60 and even 70 in the 45mph zones. Ridiculous Greenville PD. Don't you have any traffic enforcement officers? S
  • by clayrock Location: ENC on Aug 15, 2011 at 08:26 AM
    I understand the need for headlines for the LEOs in this area. and commend them for the bust, but to say that 2 kilos of cocaine is worth 200,000K is an insult to my intelligence. 2 kilos is about 36 ounces, and according to what cocaine is worth on the street, that makes it about $72,000 worth. Even if it is really good procuct, at 60-80% pure, then it still isn't worth $100,000K. Just who the heck is figuring these prices? A third grader, but even a third grader could figure better than that. What a headline grabber someone wants to be.
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      by Big'un on Aug 15, 2011 at 09:43 AM in reply to clayrock
      Last time i checked a kilo is equvilent to 2.2 pounds. 2 kilos would be 4.4 pounds. 4.4 pounds is alot more than 36 ounces. Did you make it past second grade? Because a third grader would probably know this..
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        by clayrock on Aug 15, 2011 at 03:03 PM in reply to Big'un
        to big'un. You must work for the GPD. one pound, 16 oz. .2 pounds, about 2 oz. therefore-4.4pounds totals out to not even 70 ounces, at about $1,000 an ounce. comes to about 70K. now back to the 200,000K for 2 kilos, get you own calculator out and learn how to add. Just a huge miscalculation by the GPD. Good for someone who was stopping for a traffic violation???? get real people, this was an informed on bust, and not anywhere 200,000K. Why do I even try to explain? Your 'BIG"UN" surely isn't your brain.
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      by anon on Aug 15, 2011 at 09:51 AM in reply to clayrock
      Before you open your mouth, know what you are talking about. 1 kilo equals 2.2 pounds. 1 lbs equals 16 oz. So do your math again.
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      by Clayrock insulted yourself on Aug 15, 2011 at 10:09 AM in reply to clayrock
      2000 grams divided by 28.3 grams (an ounce) = 70.67 ounce not 36. Cocaine sells for about $80 a gram on the low side. $80 x 2000 = $160,000. And that's before the 2 kilos of cocaine are cut and made into 3 kilos. You don't have a grasp of something you are trying to comment on.
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      by G on Aug 15, 2011 at 11:22 AM in reply to clayrock
      They always break drug prices down into the lowest possible street unit when they figure prices for reporting. So for cocaine they figure out what it's worth in grams (heck I'm surprised they don't figure out how much crack it'll make and use the price for that) and for marijuana they assume it's all sold in nickle bags. If they find marijuana plants, they take the actual weight of the entire plant, including unsmokeable parts and they don't dry it (where it loses 50-75% of it's weight.)
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        by bs on Aug 15, 2011 at 12:23 PM in reply to G
        so are drug dealers suppose to get off easier if they sell it in bulk discount rates?
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        by clayrock on Aug 15, 2011 at 03:09 PM in reply to G
        you're right G, they blow it up to make themselves look like they are soooo great for one bust. Nothing has changed over the years in that catagory. LEOs want us to think an ounce of pot is worth a thousand dollars and a gram of coke is worth 80-100 dollars. Just how stupid do they think the public is?
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          by yes, youre right on Aug 15, 2011 at 07:07 PM in reply to clayrock
          yes, those horrible police officers just cannot get it right! first, theyre not doing enough to get thugs off the streets! then, when they bust criminals and get drugs off the streets (i dont care if its one dollars worth, its points for the good guys, and woo hoo for that)--theyre trying to make themselves look too good. what is your logic? obviously you hate the police, your view is tainted, and your opinion in this matter is simply discounted by people like me who can judge for themselves..i dont care how much coke they got off the streets, im glad they got it and i hope it leads to bigger fish. maybe thats you clayrock?
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          by clayrock on Aug 16, 2011 at 06:59 AM in reply to clayrock
          ok, for the last time. as I said before, good for the GPD for the bust, glad they are out there. But they can at least report the truth! not the story they would have us believe. I've helped with those situations in the past, and just happen to know what those drugs are really worth, from the undercover point of view. $200,000K is just an outright lie. why is it so hard for some of you to believe that the police will lie to make themselves look good? LEOs are no different from anyone else in the public's eye. To look bad is not good. Too look great is wonderful, and gets them raises and kudos. Just plain common sense. Just tell us the real truth is all I ask.
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          by to clayrock on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:33 PM in reply to clayrock
          so what, 160k or 200k--all good to me that its off the street. get a life, find something else to nitpick..
  • by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2011 at 07:10 AM
    Mexicans hauling cocaine- naw.
  • by scan r u Location: gville nc on Aug 15, 2011 at 03:23 AM
    no one will never know but us,glad witn got to play cat and mouse on this one
  • by NCLEO on Aug 15, 2011 at 02:16 AM
    The funny thing is that criminals never seem to get it through their heads...that is, if you're going to be hauling dope, you should obey all traffic laws. To not do so is to risk getting pulled over; one thing leads to another, then next thing you know, your dope is seized...and so are you. We often don't catch the smart ones. Good thing that most of them are stupid.
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      by DING DING DING on Aug 15, 2011 at 03:19 AM in reply to NCLEO
      Tell him what he's won please Jonny! Great job copper!
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