Cabarrus Sheriff’s deputies make major drug bust

Drugs and a gun were seized, and two arrested in Kannapolis.
Drugs and a gun were seized, and two arrested in Kannapolis.(Cabarrus Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Oct. 29, 2020 at 2:45 PM EDT
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CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - On Tuesday, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics division concluded a drug trafficking investigation that took place over the past several weeks and resulted in the arrest of two individuals on drug charges.

According to the report, Santiago Saucedo Renteria and Jesus Corona, were arrested on charges related to the distribution of trafficking level quantities of methamphetamine in Cabarrus County.

As a result of the investigation, detectives seized over 11.8 pounds of methamphetamine along with a firearm in the Kannapolis area of Cabarrus County. The street value of the methamphetamine is over $250,000.

Santiago Saucedo Renteria, age 31 and Jesus Corona, age 20, both of Kannapolis NC were charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Renteria was also charged with Maintaining a Dwelling for unlawfully keeping or selling controlled substances. Renteria and Corona are currently being held in the Cabarrus County Jail under $500,000.00 secure bonds.

The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this investigation by the Kannapolis Police Department.

“This investigation represents a significant blow to the drug trafficking activity that is occurring in and around Cabarrus County. The Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, is continuing to put an emphasis on identifying and arresting drug traffickers in our community," said Sheriff Van Shaw.

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