On 4-19-2019, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Kiante Izquierdo
, 22 years of age, of 100 Pheasant Drive in Washington. Izquierdo was charged with Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Izquierdo's arrest stemmed from Investigators making purchases of heroin from Izquierdo. During the purchases of heroin Investigators learned that Izquierdo was smuggling heroin from New Jersey into Beaufort County. Investigators conducted a traffic stop on Izquierdo when he returned from New Jersey to Beaufort County.
K-9 Bodi alerted on the vehicle and a search was conducted. Six (6) bricks of heroin and 2 bags of marijuana was found in Izquierdo's luggage. A brick of heroin contains fifty (50) small bags of heroin. Investigators executed a Search Warrant at Izquierdo's residence and found a Glock 9 mm pistol, a digital scale and packaging material used to package a controlled substance.
Izquierdo was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $50,000.00 secured bond.
- Sheriff Ernie Coleman
- Beaufort County Sheriff's Office