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One arrested, two more wanted after 2-month drug investigation in Burlington

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One man has been arrested, and two more are wanted, after a cooperative drug investigation among local law enforcement agencies – through the Alamance Narcotics Enforcement Team (ANET) – concluded a two-month investigation into drug activity at 171 Salvet Street, Apartment 209, in Burlington

Investigators followed one suspect leaving the Salvet Street address by vehicle on Thursday, December 2.  The Guilford County sheriff’s office stopped and arrested Miguel Angel Lopez, Hispanic, male, 28, of 3723 Buckhorn Road, Efland; three kilograms of cocaine were discovered and seized.

A subsequent search of the address, based on a search warrant, discovered more cocaine (1½ kilograms) and other drugs: 3 kilograms of fentanyl; ¼ kilogram of methamphetamine; 6½ ounces of MDMA (Ecstasy); 6½ pounds of marijuana; four firearms; and a “significant quantity” of cash.

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Two additional suspects were identified in the investigation as co-conspirators of Lopez.  They are wanted for questioning.

They are: Cash Temill McCaster, black, male, 27; of 171 Salvet Street, Apartment 209, Burlington;

and Elliot Alonzo Florence, black, male, 28, also of 171 Salvet Street, Apartment 209 Burlington.

Each is wanted on the following charges: trafficking cocaine; 2 counts of trafficking Schedule 1 narcotics; trafficking methamphetamines; possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

McCaster is also wanted for possession of a firearm by a felon.

The Alamance Narcotics Enforcement Team is actively seeking anyone who may have additional information about these investigations and the locations of the wanted individuals to call Alamance County Crime Stoppers.

For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or by using the mobile App P3 Tips. Tips provided through Crimestoppers may be eligible for cash rewards.

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