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More than 9 ounces of cocaine found in Surry County, suspect arrested

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Ricard Delgadillo (Mugshot courtesy, Surry County Sheriff's Office)

DOBSON, N.C. — A man has been charged with more than two dozen counts related to drug trafficking after deputies say they seized more than nine ounces of cocaine in Surry County. 

Sheriff Graham Atkinson says undercover officers purchased cocaine multiple times from 47-year-old Ricardo Delgadillo over a three-month period before his arrest.  

Officers searched Delgadillo’s vehicle on Monday and found more than six ounces of cocaine, Atkinson said.  Officers then searched the suspect’s home at 106 Memphis Lane where more than three ounces were found, he said. 

Delgadillo is charged with 18 counts of trafficking cocaine by possession, sale, delivery and manufacture, five counts of maintaining a drug house, and five counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The suspect was jailed under a $500,000 bond.  His mugshot was not provided.

N.C. SBI agents and ICE agents assisted in the investigation.  The ICE is currently investigating the Delgadillo’s citizenship status, Atkinson said. 

Atkinson says the cocaine was likely manufactured in Columbia before it was smuggled into the U.S. 

No other information was provided.