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The Bladen County Sherriff’s Office assisted the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office vice narcotics unit with an investigation that resulted Monday with the arrest of two people from Durham on methamphetamine charges, according to a news release from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

Ciro Alfonso Lazo and Sofia Chicas Romero were arrested in Whiteville after they were found in possession of 1.125 kilograms of methamphetamine, said Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher. The investigation found that the pair were involved in the delivery and distribution of methamphetamine throughout North Carolina, the news release said.

Lazo and Romero were charged with trafficking more than 400 grams of methamphetamine. Both are being held at the Columbus County Detention Center under $1 million bonds. Romero’s 5-year-old child was present during the arrest and has been placed with Child Protective Services.

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