Orange County

Chapel Hill brothers face cocaine trafficking charges. How were they caught?

Omar Sanchez Tadeo, left, and Manuel Sanchez Tadeo face charges of cocaine trafficking.
Omar Sanchez Tadeo, left, and Manuel Sanchez Tadeo face charges of cocaine trafficking.

Two Chapel Hill men face cocaine trafficking charges after a Tuesday, March 20, traffic stop.

On the morning of March 20, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Tundra truck at the intersection of U.S. 70-A and Lawrence Road in Hillsborough, according to a Sheriff's Office release. The traffic stop was conducted in conjunction with an active narcotics investigation on the occupants in the vehicle.

The vehicles occupants were identified as Omar Sanchez Tadeo, 27, of Old Greensboro Highway in Chapel Hill, and his brother Manuel Sanchez Tadeo, 24, of Old Pineview Road in Chapel Hill.

As a result of the traffic stop, deputies seized more than four kilograms of cocaine located inside the truck. Both of the Tadeos were arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine each. They were being held in the Orange County jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.

During the investigation, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Durham and Chatham County Sheriff Offices.

Cliff Bellamy; 919-419-6744, @CliffBellamy1
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