Largest heroin seizure ever in Nash County made on Monday

NASH COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Deputies say they made the largest heroin seizure ever yesterday in one Eastern Carolina county.

Nash County deputies say they found nearly four pounds of "smack" hidden inside a pillow in the trunk of a Cadillac they stopped on I-95 near Rocky Mount.

The heroin, some 40,350 bindles, has a street value of $807,000, according to deputies.

Carlos Romero, 33, Luis Gonzalez, 31, and Valentin Pineda, 31, were all charged with trafficking heroin by possession and by transportation. Gonzales, who was the driver, was also charged with maintaining a vehicle for possession with intent to sell/distribute a controlled substance.

The three were jailed on $750,000 secured bonds.