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Deputies: Over $68,000 found at home after drug bust


Additional evidence was found in an on-going investigation which has already landed two people in jail for crystal meth, according to the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.

On Wednesday, December 12, narcotics detectives with the Watauga County Sheriff's Office, Boone Police Department, and the NC Department of Revenue, working on the investigation, returned to the home where over a pound of the drug was found.

The home, on Howard's Creek Road in Boone, was the residence Louis Enrique Garcia and Javier Sanchez Chavez. The two were arrested on December 7, during the execution of a narcotics search warrant.

Narcotics detectives found over $68,000 at the home. Deputies say that the investigation shows the proceeds stemmed from the sale and distribution of the methamphetamine. 

"It is clear that these narcotics officers, working together as a cohesive team, struck a major blow to this particular organized methamphetamine distribution ring.  Without question, the seizure of large amounts of currency, in concert with the actual seizure of the narcotics, delivers a devastating blow to their drug organization. What is sad, is that these seizures of currency, are often times greater than many of our honest and hard working citizens may make in multiple years worth of salary." Sheriff Len Hagaman Jr. 

The investigation is still going, and deputies say more arrests are expected.

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