IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Two suspects that police said were importing "large amounts" of cocaine into the area were arrested on Wednesday in Iredell County.
The pair had nearly $100,000 worth of drugs hidden in a large Subway fountain drink cup and $10,000 in cash on them, police said.
Police said the investigation to arrest the men took nearly 6 weeks and that the men were from Hickory but were bringing cocaine to sell in Iredell County.
The suspects had 12 ounces of cocaine -- concealed in a Subway cup -- and $10,000 in cash on them. The street value of the cocaine was about $85,000, authorities said.
Police believe that the two suspects are in the country illegally and detectives are working with ICE. Both suspects are in the Iredell County Jail under a $300,000 bond, police said.