On 11-6-2014, at approximately 2230 hours, Patrol Deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office responded to a shots fired called at the residence of Rolando Cariaga, 33 years of age, of 910 Carrow Road in Chocowinity. Deputies knocked on the front door and made contact with Cariaga and Joseph Rice, 33 years of age, of 5458 Hwy. 17 South in Chocowinity. Deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence when Cariaga opened the door. Deputies made contact with the Narcotics Unit and detained Cariaga and Rice.
Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit responded to 910 Carrow Road and maintained scene security while other Investigators with the Narcotics Unit obtained a Search Warrant.
Narcotics Investigators and Patrol Deputies executed the Search Warrant and found approximately 1000 grams of High Grade Marijuana with the estimated street value of $20,000.00, digital scales, $3,500.00 in US Currency, 5 rifles, 2 shotguns, 2 pistols and a Point Blank bullet proof vest.
Cariaga was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep a Controlled Substance and Felony Possession of Marijuana. Cariaga was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $50,000.00 secured bond.
Rice was arrested and charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Rice was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $15,000.00 secured bond.
The evidence from the bust: Above.
Cpt. Russell Davenport
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office