UNION COUNTY — The Union County Sheriff’s Office (USCO) announced Monday (Oct. 19) its Narcotics Eradication Team (NET) seized over 5 kilograms of methamphetamine following a narcotics investigation on Sunday evening.

According to the release, the investigation included a vehicle stop near the Unionville-Indian Trail Road and US 74 intersection in Indian Trail which resulted in a positive alert by NET K-9 “Yago.”

USCO said two individuals are in the Union County Jail facing two charges each of Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Giovanni Hernandez-Zapata, age 34 and Dalia Chinito-Noyola, age 35, both of Winston-Salem, NC, remain in the Union County Jail.

“This seizure and these arrests proves that hard work and persistence pays off. Our narcotics detectives and the K-9’s assigned to the unit work hard to identify the traffickers responsible for transporting, selling and distributing these dangerous drugs. A seizure of this magnitude does make a difference but we know there is still a lot of work to be done,” said Sheriff Eddie Cathey in the release.