10 pounds of meth seized during traffic stop; two men arrested

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Jiani Tomaz Alston and Demetrius Somaz Alston, Jr. (Photo: BCSO)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotic Unit, along with agents from The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, have arrested two men for allegedly trafficking a “significant” amount of methamphetamine.

Jiani Tomaz Alston, 26, of Raleigh, is charged with 2 counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, conspire to traffic methamphetamine, conspire to sell methamphetamine, conspire to deliver methamphetamine, and PWIMSD methamphetamine.

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Demetrius Somaz Alston, Jr., 25, of Charlotte, is also charged with 2 counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, conspire to traffic methamphetamine, conspire to sell methamphetamine, conspire to deliver methamphetamine, PWIMSD methamphetamine, as well as maintaining a vehicle.

Both are being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility, each under a $1 million bond.

“As a result of a two month joint investigation, aimed at targeting a methamphetamine trafficking organization supplying meth to various areas throughout North Carolina, ten pounds of methamphetamine was seized following a traffic stop,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a post on Facebook.

(Photo: BCSO)

The amount of methamphetamine seized could potentially yield up to 125,000 dosage units, BCSO wrote.