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Posted on: December 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Two Men Held on Federal Detainer due to Immigration Status Following ICE Team Arrest

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Date/Time of Offense: Tuesday, November 29, 2022.


Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Trafficking by Marijuana Possession

                                      Felony Trafficking by Marijuana Transport

                                      Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver

              Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia


Location of Incident:  Interstate 77 South at Mile Marker 55


Suspect(s): Randy Diaz Fonseca, 34 Years Old

                    11440 Southwest 3rd Street

                    Miami, Florida 33174     


         Luis Miguel Vazquez, 25 Years Old

                    226 Rosedale Drive

                    Orlando, Florida 32738     



Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team stopped a Toyota 4-Runner traveling south on Interstate 77 at mile marker 55 for violating a traffic law.  


During the course of the traffic stop, ICE Team Deputies searched the vehicle. A large suitcase and a large bag were located in the trunk of the vehicle that contained over 40 pounds of high-grade marijuana. The street value of this high-grade marijuana is estimated at 378,876.00 dollars.


The driver of the vehicle was identified as Randy Diaz Fonseca, 34 Years Old. The passenger was identified as Luis Miguel Vazquez, 25 Years Old. Both told deputies that they were traveling from Michigan to Florida.


Fonseca and Vazquez were transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where they were charged with Felony Trafficking by Marijuana Possession, Felony Trafficking by Marijuana Transport, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver, and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia. Magistrate M. Russell issued both subjects a 100,000.00 dollars secured bond. 


Both men are being held on a Federal detainer due to their immigration status.

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