Two brothers were arrested after a six-month drug investigation by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and the Aberdeen Police Department.

The brothers were arrested on August 15th after the two departments stopped their 2005 Honda Accord in the Aberdeen Town & Country Center parking lot, according to a press release from Sheriff Neil Godfrey.

During the search, law enforcement seized approximately two pounds of crystal methamphetamine. 

Arrested were German Alvarez Mendoza, age 41, from the 200 block of Cooper Store Road in Cameron, and Federico Alvarez Mendoza, age 36, from the 1700 block of Cameron Hill Road in Cameron.

According to the news release,  the six-month drug investigation which included Lee and Harnett County Sheriff’s Offices and the State Bureau of Investigation had previously led deputies to a two-pound crystal methamphetamine seizure. The traffic stop served as the culminating event resulting in a total of four pounds for the entire investigation. The total street value of drugs seized is approximately $40,000.00.

German Mendoza was charged with three counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, the felony maintaining of a vehicle for the storage of a controlled-substance and the possession of drug paraphernalia.  German Mendoza was placed in the Moore County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.

Federico Mendoza was arrested and charged with three counts of conspiring to traffic in methamphetamine.  Federico Mendoza was placed in the Moore County Detention Center and given a $200,000 secured bond.

The two brothers have an August 22nd District Court date.


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