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Methamphetamine worth $10 million seized in Wake Co. traffic stop

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Russell Carmona was charged with trafficking methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession and other charges. Russell Carmona was charged with trafficking methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession and other charges.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Two men have been arrested and now face methamphetamine-related charges after being stopped for a window tint violation in Wake County Monday evening.

A Wake County Sheriff's Deputy stopped Russell Carmona and his passenger Felipe Gomez at approximately 5 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2013 for a window tint violation. During the investigation, the smell of marijuana was detected from inside the car and a drug team was called to the scene to investigate.

Dogs sniffed the car and detected narcotics inside. Deputies searched the car and found 47 soda bottles in the backseat that were filled with a liquid that tested positive for liquid methamphetamine. The bottles weighed approximately 81 pounds with an estimated street value of $10 million.

Carmona was charged with trafficking methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession, conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, maintaining controlled substance in a vehicle and was also served with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

Gomez attempted to flee the scene on foot during the arrest which resulted in non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to WakeMed and was charged with trafficking methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession, conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and resisting, obstructing and delaying a public official. Authorities first reported Gomez's name as Brayn Acosta, but later determined Gomez had given them a fake name.

Both Carmona and Gomez are being held in Wake County Jail. Carmona under $500,000 bond and Acosta under $1 million bond.

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