Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ten Kilograms of Cocaine Seized in Robeson County



Lumberton, NC - The U.S. Marshals Service-led task force in the Eastern District of North Carolina today arrested in Lumberton a man wanted in Arizona for violating the terms of his period of supervised release following a federal conviction for illegal re-entry of a removed alien.

U.S. Marshals investigators in Arizona developed information that indicated Omar Vasquez-Roman was possibly in North Carolina and requested the assistance of the Eastern District of North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force. The local investigation led task force members and the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office to an address on Regan Church Road northeast of Lumberton, where Vasquez-Roman was located and arrested this morning.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office then conducted a search warrant at the house and recovered 10 kilograms of cocaine, 15 bundles of marijuana, an as-yet undetermined amount of U.S. currency, and two firearms.

Member agencies of the Eastern District of North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force involved in Vasquez-Roman’s arrest were the U.S. Marshals Service, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Fayetteville Police Department, and the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

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