Cocaine, cash seized in arrest

Dec. 12, 2013 @ 10:43 PM

Moises Arias-Alejo and Isabel Marquez-Fajardo have been arrested and are facing multiple drug charges.

Arias-Alejo, 38, and Marquez-Fajardo, 34, were taken into custody at their 101 Wedgewood Lane. The arrests followed a joint investigation by the narcotics division of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office, the special operations division of the Henderson Police Department, the narcotics division of the Oxford Police Department, the State Bureau of Investigation and agents with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

Drugs with an estimated street value of $20,000 and cash in the amount of about $10,000 were seized.

Each suspect faces felony counts of cocaine trafficking, opium trafficking, possession of cocaine for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of illegal drugs for sale and three counts of maintaining a dwelling for drug trafficking. Each also has misdemeanor charges of possession of items for possible drug use.

Bond for Arias-Alejo and Marquez-Fajardo were each set at $150,000, with dates in Vance County District Court on Jan. 27.

Maj. Joseph Ferguson of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office said the three “maintaining a dwelling” charges reflect each of the illegal drug types that were found during the search.

Ferguson said law enforcement seized 401.5 grams of cocaine, 120 liquid grams of oxycodone, more than 28 grams of opiates, 112 grams of marijuana, a semi-automatic pistol and about $10,000 in cash.