Union County Deputies Seize 27 Pounds Of Fentanyl, 2 Men Arrested

MONROE, N.C. — Detectives say they seized 27 pounds of fentanyl from a house on Concord Highway, one of the largest drug seizures in Union County history, and arrested two suspects on December 2nd.

Detectives say they also seized numerous packages of pressed pills, believed to be Roxicodone ‘Roxy 30s,’ weighing over 34 pounds, and a significant sum of money from the property.

Aron Prado Martinez, 33, and Luis Prado Martinez, 25, face two counts of trafficking in opium/heroin charges and are being held in Union County Jail for their involvement, according to a news release.

Detectives with the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe Police Department say they worked together in the narcotics investigation, and first acted on a tip they received from a Monroe Police narcotics detective

Detectives say they surveilled the area extensively, as well as a traffic stop, before applying for a search warrant for the property.

Sheriff Eddie Cathey says, “This investigation highlights the importance of sharing information and agencies working together to remove deadly drugs from our streets. With fatal overdoses on the rise, largely due to Fentanyl, we must continue our efforts to get these deadly drugs out of our community.”