Drug Suspect Arrested During I-95 Traffic Stop

A Selma man who had been the focus of a month-long drug investigation was arrested Sunday night during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 near Benson.

Uniformed and undercover officers conducted a traffic stop on I-95 near I-40 arresting 45 year-old Jose Manuel Sanchez of W. Chestnut Street.

Sanchez had been under investigation for approximately one month by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division for allegedly trafficking cocaine.

Sanchez was charged with felony conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

No additional details about the drug investigation was released.