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$500,000 in meth seized following Wake Co. traffic stop

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Carlos Eduardo Segura Olivares, 26, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine by possession and transportation; maintaining a controlled substances in a vehicle; resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer; and driving without a license. Carlos Eduardo Segura Olivares, 26, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine by possession and transportation; maintaining a controlled substances in a vehicle; resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer; and driving without a license.
MORRISVILLE, N.C. -

Wake County deputies arrested a man Monday after they found more than seven pounds of meth in the trunk of his car.

Carlos Eduardo Segura Olivares, 26, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine by possession and transportation; maintaining a controlled substances in a vehicle; resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer; and driving without a license.

A Wake County Sheriff's deputy stopped Olivares on I-40 at Aviation Parkway around 2 p.m. Monday. While notifying him of the reasons he was stopped, the deputy learned that Olivares was driving without a driver's license, at which point the suspect fled the scene on foot.

After a brief foot pursuit, deputies apprehended Olivares, who notified the arresting deputy that he had bricks of cocaine in the vehicle.

A K9 confirmed the odor of narcotics in Olivares' vehicle, and a search of the vehicle yielded 7.5 pounds of methamphetamine hidden behind the carpet lining of the trunk.

The drugs were valued at $504,000.

Olivares was placed in the Wake County Jail under a $150,000 bond.

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