For Immediate Release
|June 23, 2017||
Damon Adams, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshals
Eastern District of North Carolina (919) 856-4219
|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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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