Two Arrested for Drug Trafficking

PENDER COUNTY -- Two men are in jail after a routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust.

Esdras Perez and Jose Gonzalez, both of Rose Hill, were arrested Thursday night. Authorities pulled their car over on U.S. 40 and found 15 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the car.

Maj. Keith Hinkle says that type of arrest is uncommon for a routine traffic stop. Both are charged with trafficking drugs.

They are in jail under a $150,000 bond.