A very large quantity of crystal methamphetamine and cocaine, nearly $40,000 in US currency and 6 guns were seized during a major weekend drug bust in Johnston County.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said an undercover investigation was launched in February that led to two search warrants on Saturday and the arrests of 4 people, including two people in the country illegally.
Sheriff’s narcotics agents seized 2.47 pounds of crystal meth with a potential street value of $112,400, 1.1 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $50,900, 4 handguns, 2 rifles, and a vehicle. One of the guns had been reported stolen in Wilson County.
Agents said the search warrants took place on Pittman Road between Selma and Micro and Judy Lane off Highway 39 north of Selma.
Robert Manley Narron, 28, of Pittman Road, Selma was jailed under a $5 million bond charged with more than a dozen counts of trafficking in meth and conspiracy to traffic in methamphetamines. Narron on bail awaiting trial on second-degree kidnapping and assault charges when he was arrested Saturday night.
Miguel Salgado Naranjo, 62, of Friendship Church Road, Middlesex, his daughter Luz Maria Salgado, 35, of Friendship Church Road, and her husband, Jeaurez Perez Reyes, 23, of Judy Lane, Selma were also arrested on multiple counts of trafficking in cocaine and methamphetamines.
Authorities said Miguel Naranjo and Jeaurez Reyes had previously been deported from the United States and are in the country illegally. Naranjo had a prior conviction in Wake County for trafficking and selling cocaine. Reyes had a prior conviction for human smuggling.
Naranjo and Reyes are both being held in the Johnston County Jail under a $9 million bond. Salgado is in custody under a $2.15 million bond.