On Thursday, April 20th, 2023, the Gaston County Police Department K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop in the area of WH Kiser Road, outside of High Shoals. During the course of the traffic stop, the Officer’s canine alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. A subsequent search resulted in the seizure of approximately 141 grams of Fentanyl and 29 grams of Methamphetamine. The investigation led officers to a residence in Charlotte where an additional 148 grams of Heroin, 112 grams of Fentanyl, and 215 grams of Methamphetamine were seized.
Jose Hernandez-Sanchez, of Charlotte, was charged with one count of Trafficking Methamphetamine and two counts of Trafficking Opium or Heroin. He is currently being held at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on a $250,000 bond.
There is no further information to be released.
GCPD K9 with 141 grams Fentanyl and 29 grams Methamphetamine