The largest drug seizure in the history of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office occurred early this morning in the Littleton area of Aurelian Springs Road when multiple agencies seized 80 kilos of cocaine and $2 million in cash.
Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said in a statement this morning the seizure and the arrests of two offenders were carried out by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration; the sheriff’s offices of Halifax, Wake, Nash, Orange, Durham and Franklin; and the police departments of Raleigh, Apex and Garner.
Investigation, Tripp said in the statement, began Monday and ended this morning with the seizure of cocaine valued at $2.8 million and the cash.
Law enforcement executed a search warrant at the residence and two people were taken into federal custody.
At this point, Tripp said this morning, “We’re only releasing what the United States Attorney’s Office is allowing us to release.”
He did say, “I’m pleased with the cooperation we received from the numerous agencies involved in this seizure and I look forward to continued cooperation in the future. This is a major blow in our constant fight against drugs in Halifax County.”
Tripp declined comment on how the cocaine was packaged or where it was found in the residence.
The names of the two in custody are currently being withheld.