Deputies find meth in false compartment of vehicle

KINSTON, LENOIR COUNTY - Deputies say they found four pounds of crystal meth hidden in a false compartment of a vehicle during a traffic stop.

The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office says deputies stopped a vehicle with a Georgia license plate for a traffic violation on Highway 70 near Highways 11 and 55 in Kinston.

When a canine unit searched the vehicle, the dog alerted deputies to the drugs.

The Sheriff's Office says the drugs had a street value of $130,000.

Deputies arrested 51-year-old Bolivar Gomez Flores of Atlanta, Ga. Flores is charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine, and maintaining a vehicle for keep and sell of controlled substance. He is under a $1 million bond.

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