Joint Operation Results In Heroin Arrests

A joint investigation between Wilson Police, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents has resulted in 30 bricks of heroin being seized from a vehicle that was stopped by Nash County Deputies, and an additional 17 bricks of heroin were seized from a residence in Raleigh after the execution of a search warrant.

Kathrine Polanco, 27, and Faryln Andres Suarez de Jesus, 26 both of Raleigh were operating the suspect vehicle at the time it was stopped. The operation started from information received by Wilson Police a drug source in Raleigh was distributing large quantities of heroin in the Wilson city limits.

Katherin Polanco was charged with two counts of trafficking heroin and one count of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. She was held under a $600,000 bond.

Faryln Suarez de Jesus was charged with two counts of trafficking heroin and received a $950,000 secured bond

Wilson Police Chief Thomas Hopkins stated, “We are proud to partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Nash County Sheriff’s Office and other surrounding agencies in regards to this operation. The success of an operation of this magnitude is not possible without the support and assistance of our citizens. We will utilize all available resources and continue the strong partnerships with our local, state, and federal agencies to stop the illegal distribution of drugs in our communities. With the combination of our efforts and teamwork we are able to work across jurisdictional boundaries to bring those responsible for the illegal distribution of drugs to justice. Though we are most certainly pleased with the outcome of this investigation, there is still much work to be done stop the flow of drugs into our communities.”

Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone added, “This is an example of how local and federal partnerships make our communities safer. The Nash County Sheriff’s Office is committed to partnering with other agencies to stop the sale of illegal narcotics, to better our communities, and the quality of life for all citizens.”

The arrests were made on Feb. 6th but details about the major drug bust were not released publicly until Feb. 13th.