2 arrested, 5 kilos of cocaine seized from car battery - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

2 arrested, 5 kilos of cocaine seized from car battery

Posted: Updated:
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Police seized 5 kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of $500,000 hidden inside a car battery.

Members of the Greenville Police Department, the DEA and the NC State Bureau of Investigation concluded a three month cocaine trafficking investigation on January 3.

It culminated with the arrest of Fernando Garza III and Renato Rivera Torres.

Garza was arrested in Greenville near the intersection of Crosswinds Drive and S. Memorial Drive. Garza is charged with numerous conspiracy and cocaine trafficking charges and is incarcerated in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $2,000,000 secured bond.

Torres was simultaneously arrested in Chesapeake, Virginia by members of the DEA and Chesapeake Police Department and will be extradited to Pitt County.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Lawmakers earning an "F" grade this session

    Lawmakers earning an "F" grade this session

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:58:56 GMT
    A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.
    A poll released this month puts lawmakers in a bad light. 
    A poll released this month puts lawmakers in a bad light. 
  • 3 people killed, 3 deputies wounded in NC shootout

    3 people killed, 3 deputies wounded in NC shootout

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:52:28 GMT
    Three people died and three sheriff's deputies are wounded during shootout following a domestic dispute.Three people died and three sheriff's deputies are wounded during shootout following a domestic dispute.
    North Carolina authorities say a suspect killed in a deadly shootout sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines after his wife ran away from him in an argument.
    North Carolina authorities say a suspect killed in a deadly shootout sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines after his wife ran away from him in an argument.
  • Another Tranquil Night; Hotter Thursday

    Another Tranquil Night; Hotter Thursday

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:47:48 GMT
    Hotter Thursday.  Rain chances increasing toward the weekend.
    Hotter Thursday.  Rain chances increasing toward the weekend.
  • NewsMore>>

  • 3 people killed, 3 deputies wounded in NC shootout

    3 people killed, 3 deputies wounded in NC shootout

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:52:28 GMT
    Three people died and three sheriff's deputies are wounded during shootout following a domestic dispute.Three people died and three sheriff's deputies are wounded during shootout following a domestic dispute.
    North Carolina authorities say a suspect killed in a deadly shootout sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines after his wife ran away from him in an argument.
    North Carolina authorities say a suspect killed in a deadly shootout sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines after his wife ran away from him in an argument.
  • Man found not guilty in Duke student's death

    Man found not guilty in Duke student's death

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:42:47 GMT
    Laurence Lovette is found not guilty in the murder of Duke graduate student, Abhijit Mahato.Laurence Lovette is found not guilty in the murder of Duke graduate student, Abhijit Mahato.
    The man serving a life sentence for the shooting death of the student body president at the University of North Carolina six years ago has been found not guilty in the death of a Duke University graduate student.
    The man serving a life sentence for the shooting death of the student body president at the University of North Carolina six years ago has been found not guilty in the death of a Duke University graduate student.
  • Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget

    Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:28:08 GMT
    Legislative budget-writers are toiling to finalize an annual spending plan for North Carolina government four days after announcing a deal and a day after leading lawmakers described its main points.Senate budget-writer Sen. Harry Brown says a finalized document won't be done until late Wednesday.
    Legislative budget-writers are toiling to finalize an annual spending plan for North Carolina government four days after announcing a deal and a day after leading lawmakers described its main points.Senate budget-writer Sen. Harry Brown says a finalized document won't be done until late Wednesday.
  • Mugshots

  • Most Recent SlideshowsMore>>

  • AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

    AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:56:37 GMT
    Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.
    Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.
  • AP PHOTOS: Cambodians attend Khmer Rouge tribunal

    AP PHOTOS: Cambodians attend Khmer Rouge tribunal

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:36:41 GMT
    By The Associated Press Buddhist monks and ordinary Cambodians attended a hearing Wednesday in which a U.N.-backed tribunal prepared for the genocide trial later this year of two surviving...
    By The Associated Press Buddhist monks and ordinary Cambodians attended a hearing Wednesday in which a U.N.-backed tribunal prepared for the genocide trial later this year of two surviving leaders of the...
  • AP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest

    AP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:28:08 GMT
    At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees.
    At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.