Sheriff: Man arrested on federal drug charges | Crime
Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers, agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, SLED, DHS and the DPS Immigration Task Force arrested a man after receiving information that he was wanted on federal narcotics charges for cocaine trafficking in North Carolina.
The report said 24-year-old Romeo Magana Meza at his residence on Hunting Inc. Road in Camden on January 18.
Officials say deputies and agents went to Meza’s residence based on information about him being a federal fugitive as well as additional information that he was distributing cocaine in Kershaw County.
During a search of Meza’s home, authorities seized slightly less than two ounces of cocaine as well as multiple firearms, cocaine distribution paraphernalia and approximately $10,000.00 in US currency, the report stated.
Meza was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and two counts of possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.
Meza is being detained on the Kershaw County charges at the Kershaw County Detention Center with a hold placed on him by DEA.
According to sheriff’s deputies, Meza’s criminal record dates back to 2002 with multiple arrests for narcotics trafficking in North Carolina.
“While we always target the smaller drug dealers who spread their poison in our neighborhoods, we will always work with federal and state authorities to arrest the larger scale drug dealers who hide in our county and supply our local dealers,” said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews. “Cooperation between agencies is a must and the KCSO will cooperate with state, federal and other local authorities whenever possible.”