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County Police Complete Drug Investigation

On Monday January 7, 2019 the Gaston County Police, along with several local, state and federal agencies, completed a large scale narcotics investigation.  3 suspects were taken into custody after being in possession of two kilograms of methamphetamine.  The narcotics have a street value of $200,000.00.  Several children were present during the investigation and were taken into protective custody.

The three suspects were:

Cristian Cabrera-RivasCristian Cabrera-Rivas
Charlotte, NC
H/M    02/04/1982
Cabrera-Rivas has an extensive criminal record.  He is an illegal alien and has several prior deportations and removals.  Cabrera was arrested in Mecklenburg County for assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury (felony), assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, and possession of a stolen gun on December 14, 2018.   He is also a documented member of the MS-13 street gang.  He is charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine.  He is under a $275,000 bond as well as an immigration hold.

Silvia Hernandez-IturraldeSilvia Hernandez-Iturralde
Ladson, SC
H/F      12/31/1989
Hernandez-Iturradle is an illegal alien.  She is charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine.  She is under a $250,000 bond as well as an immigration hold.


Marco Tulio Ramos GarciaMarco Tulio Ramos Garcia
Ladson, SC
H/M    11/07/1983
Garcia is an illegal alien and had an outstanding deportation order when he was taken into custody.  He is charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine.  He is under a $250,000 bond as well as an immigration hold.

Participating agencies were Gaston County Police, Gastonia Police, Mount Holly Police, Belmont Police, State Bureau of Investigations, Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and task force officers from the Homeland Security Investigations Charlotte office.

There is no further information to be released at this time.