MONROE – Narcotics detectives with the Union County Sheriff’s Office recovered heroin, marijuana and $3,000 on Jan. 4 after a suspect crashed his vehicle into a tree near Rollings Hills Country Club.
Working with the Monroe Police Department, detectives tried to stop the vehicle on U.S. 74 near Secrest Shortcut Road, but the suspect fled until crashing into the tree. The suspect fled on foot, but he was captured.
Jarny Smaikel Fonseca, 20, of Charlotte, was arrested on multiple drug charges, including trafficking in heroin, according to the sheriff’s office.
That same day, narcotics detectives stopped a Hummer and seized handguns, marijuana, THC vape cartridges, pills and more than $2,400. John David Braswell Jr., 30, of Robeson County, was arrested on multiple drug violations, the sheriff’s office said.