2.5 kilos of cocaine seized

Yesterday, Henderson Police Sergeant S. Walker of the Highway Traffic Safety Unit (HTSU) stopped a vehicle traveling north on I-85 at the 211 mile marker for a speeding violation.

After further investigation during the stop, Sgt. Walker, assisted by other HTSU police officers and a police K-9, located a large quantity of cocaine inside the rear doors of the vehicle. Approximately 2.5 kilograms of cocaine were recovered from the 1999 Chevy Tahoe.

A kilo is 1000 grams or about 2.2 pounds.

The vehicle was impounded.

Cedric Williams, 26, of 2502-D Bird Lane, Portsmouth, Virginia; and Corey Williams, 21, of 106 Williams Lane, Murfreesboro, North Carolina were arrested. Both were charged with conspiracy to commit trafficking of cocaine, trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by transportation, and maintaining a vehicle to transport controlled substances.

Cedric Williams was also charged with manufacture of cocaine and was given a $400,000 secured bond. Corey Williams was also charged with possession of a concealed handgun and his bond was set at $300,000. Both suspects were confined in the Vance County Jail.

This is one of the larger seizures of cocaine in Henderson and Vance County.