4 men arrested after deputies seize 15.5 pounds of cocaine in Greenville Co.

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(Source: Greenville County Sheriff’s Office)

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said four men were arrested and charged after deputies seized 15.5 pounds of cocaine Thursday.

During an investigation into the distribution of cocaine into the Greenville area, the Drug Enforcement Unit investigators learned of an incoming shipment of cocaine.

The sheriff’s office said DEU investigators identified a hotel on the northeast side of Atlanta where individuals from Houston were stopped waiting on the transfer of cocaine.

After confirming the transfer had occurred, DEU investigators relayed information to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Juan Pablo Colegio, of Houston, TX, Julio Alberta Canales, of Houston, TX, and Evian Arias-Abreu, Miami, FL, were stopped by deputies on I-185 near White Horse Road.

Deputies located Eliseo Santos, of Houston, TX, at a truck stop located at Exit 4 on I-85 and detained him regarding his involvement with the shipment.

According to the sheriff’s office, Colagio, Canales and Arias-Abreu were arrested after 10 individually wrapped bundles of cocaine were located in the vehicle. Santos was taken into custody a short time later by DEU and SLED.

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