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Posted on: October 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Gaston County Police K9 Unit Makes Drug Trafficking Arrest

GCPD K9 with 3.5 kilograms cocaine seizure

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, the Gaston County Police Department K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on Lower Dallas Highway that resulted in the seizure of approximately 3.5 kilograms of cocaine.  Around 5:19pm, a GCPD K9 Officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Honda Accord that committed several traffic violations.   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 more than 7 pounds of cocaine, which has a street value of approximately $350,000.

The driver of the Accord, Jose Vasquez Herrera of Winston Salem, was arrested and charged with three counts of Trafficking Cocaine.  Herrera was held at the Gaston County Jail on a $250,000 secured bond and an immigration hold.  

There is no further information to be released at this time.

Jose Herrera

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