Oct. 7, 2014. During an undercover operation on Monday, narcotics officers from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with patrol deputies, seized 59.2 grams of Cocaine from a major distributor to the Watauga area.
The suspect, Leopoldo Resendiz-Hernandez, 35, of 33 27th St. NW Apt 3 in Hickory, delivered 2 ounces of Cocaine to detectives as part of an undercover operation. Resendiz-Hernandez was arrested in the parking lot of Tanger Outlets in Blowing Rock. The Cocaine, if sold by the gram, has an estimated street value of $5,600.
Resendiz-Hernandez has been charged with trafficking in cocaine by possession, trafficking in cocaine by transport, PWISD Cocaine, and maintaining a vehicle and dwelling place. He is currently being held at the Watauga County Detention Facility in lieu of a $40,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in district court on Nov. 18, 2014.
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