Washington man busted with $80K of marijuana, meth

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Deputies arrested and charged a Washington man with $80,000 worth of marijuana and meth.

It happened July 29. That’s when deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Daniel Salinas Lopez of Washington, charging him with Trafficking in Methamphetamines, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

It happened after investigators executed a Search Warrant on Lopez’s residence following a three-month investigation. They said they found 1.6 pounds of Methamphetamines hidden in a diaper, 1.5 pounds of marijuana hidden in a trashcan, digital scales and $1,673 in cash. The estimated street value of the drugs is about $80,000.

“This case is a perfect example of the type of cases that the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office consistently makes,” said Sheriff Ernie Coleman. “The primary mission of our Narcotics Investigation Division is to lead the charge against drug traffickers in Beaufort County.  The efforts of my deputies help assure that Beaufort County is as safe of a place as it can be, not just from drug dealers, but by deterring other criminal activity that goes along with drug trafficking, things like shootings, home invasions, and a host of other incidents that occur more regularly in other counties.”

Lopez was placed in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

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