ROCKY MOUNT – This morning (Thursday), members of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Governors Highway Safety Team conducted a traffic stop on I-95. The car, occupied by a man and a woman, were traveling from New York to Rocky Mount, NC.
During the traffic stop, it was suspected the driver was involved in criminal activity. A Rocky Mount Police Department K-9 unit assisted and detected the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the location of marijuana in the passenger area and three large bundles of methamphetamine hidden inside the vehicle.
The driver, Ackeem Baker, 25, of Rocky Mount and Xiomara Oyola, 43, of Brooklyn, NY were arrested without incident. Baker and Oyola were both charged with maintain a vehicle for the sell and delivery of controlled substance, felony possession with intent to sell marijuana, trafficking methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were placed in the Nash County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond .
The methamphetamine, destined for Rocky Mount, totaled 1.5 kilograms. This is the largest methamphetamine seizure in the history of Nash County.
Nash County Deputies thanked the Rocky Mount Police Department and K-9 “Remy” for assisting in the drug bust.