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Sheriff's Office seizes almost 12 pounds of methamphetamine

Sheriff's Office seizes almost 12 pounds of methamphetamine

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Santiago Renteria and Jesus Corona

The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office seized 11.8 pounds of methamphetamine and a firearm in the conclusion of a weeks-long investigation into a drug dealing operation run out of a home in Cabarrus County. Arrested, from left, are Santiago Renteria and Jesus Corona.

A weeks-long investigation resulted in the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office seizing $250,000 worth of methamphetamine.

On Tuesday, the vice/narcotics division concluded a drug-trafficking investigation that took place over the past several weeks and resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges. 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.

“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," Sheriff Van Shaw stated in a news release.

Renteria, 31, and Corona, 20, both of Kannapolis, 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 being held at the Cabarrus County Jail under $500,000 secure bonds.

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

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