Jones County man arrested for trafficking cocaine

MAYSVILLE - Alvin Andrew Blango, 29 of 201 Market Street, Trenton, was arrested and charged during a traffic stop Thursday night, according to the Jones County Sheriff's Department.   

Jones County Deputies and Maysville Policeman say they had just started a license checking station on Hwy 17, just north of Maysville, when a vehicle that was traveling southbound turned off and appeared to be avoiding the check point.

A deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, which had pulled into a driveway. The driver, Blango, attempted to walk away from the vehicle, but was promptly stopped, according to investigators. 

The deputy learned that the driver had a revoked license and outstanding warrants for drug and traffic offenses from both Jones and Craven counties. 

While the driver was being taken into custody, lawmen discovered a bag located just outside of the vehicle, containing a felonious amount of marijuana and powder cocaine, as well as a Trafficking amount of Crack Cocaine.

Blango faces a long list of charges including, three counts of trafficking "crack" Cocaine.   

Mr. Blango is currently in the custody of the Jones County Jail under a $37,500 Secured Bond and is awaiting trial.

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