Feds arrest Polk men for drugs/cash

Published 7:41 pm Thursday, November 29, 2012

Five Polk County Sheriff’s Office bulletproof vests now sit in the evidence room after being confiscated from a home where two Polk County men were taken into federal custody; one is still wanted. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is currently investigating how the men obtained the vests. (photo by Leah Justice)

One still wanted
A joint operation in April with the Polk and Rutherford County Sheriff’s Offices has resulted in the federal arrests of two Polk County men and the indictment of another for possessing methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and drug money.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested Israel Avelioneda-Alviar of Mill Spring and Morgan Nunez of Tryon recently on various federal drug charges, according to Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill.
James Ira Storey, of 41 Bradley Turn, Mill Spring is still wanted.
Avelioneda-Alviar and Nunez were taken into federal custody after being indicted on charges in Asheville.
The Polk and Rutherford sheriff’s offices executed a search warrant on April 19, 2012 and found one pound of methamphetamine, one ounce of cocaine, approximately three ounces of marijuana, approximately $35,000 in cash and five Polk County Sheriff’s Office bulletproof vests, according to Sheriff Hill.

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