A federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an indictment against Miguel Salgado-Naranjo, 62, of Mexico for illegal reentry of a deported alien. The announcement was made by Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Salgado-Naranjo had previously deported but was found in Johnston County. In September 2017, Salgado-Naranjo, who had been living at an address of Friendship Church Road, Middlesex, was among four people arrested by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office after being caught with 2.47 pounds of crystal meth, 1.1 pounds of cocaine, 4 handguns, 2 rifles, and nearly $40,000 is US currency. At the time of his 2017 arrest, Salgado-Naranjo had a prior conviction in Wake County for trafficking and selling cocaine
He had been previously removed from the United States following a conviction for the sale of cocaine.
If convicted of the illegal reentry charge he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case is being investigated by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations and Homeland Security Investigations.