3 kilos of cocaine found during Chapel Hill traffic stop; 1 arrested, 1 suspect on the run

Jose Ignacio Alonzo and a second suspect (Orange County Sheriff's Office)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested one man and are searching for another after 3 kilograms of cocaine were found in a car following a Chapel Hill traffic stop, officials said.

The sheriff’s office was conducting a narcotics investigation on Thursday when they received “reliable information” that a red Infiniti coupe in the area of N.C. Highway 86 and Old N.C. Highway 10 was transporting a “large quantity of cocaine.”

Deputies located the car and conducted a stop for a traffic violation at A.L. Stanback Middle School. During the stop, deputies found the cocaine inside and arrested Jose Ignacio Alonzo at the scene, authorities said.

The investigation identified a second suspect who was able to evade arrest following the traffic stop.

Police do not have the name of the man they’re looking for.

If anyone recognizes the suspect or has any information about the incident, contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 919-245-2900.

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