On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, the Gaston County Police Department K9 Unit was contacted to assist a partner agency with an ongoing drug investigation. A Gaston County Police K9 was requested to conduct a sniff of a vehicle believed to be involved with trafficking large quantities of narcotics into both Gaston and Mecklenburg counties. During the course of the investigation, the Officer’s canine alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. A subsequent search resulted in the seizure of more than 26 pounds of cocaine and 53 pounds of fentanyl, which has a street value of approximately $4.1 million dollars. This is an on-going investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.
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12 Kilograms Cocaine
24 Kilograms Fentanyl