Multi-million dollar bonds for two California men charged with drug trafficking in Forsyth County, sheriff’s office says

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Alvaro Chavez Aguilar, Juventino Sanchez Castellanos

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Authorities in Forsyth County have arrested two people on drug trafficking charges.

On Nov. 23, detectives were given information that indicated that a “Mexico-based drug trafficking organization” was distributing large quantities of cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine within Forsyth County, according to a press release.

Detectives identified a 2015 Jeep Wrangler as a vehicle of interest. It was located and a traffic stop was initiated, leading to the discovery of two kilograms of cocaine, two pounds of crystal methamphetamine and a kilogram of fentanyl.

Two people were arrested.

Juventino Sanches Castellanos, 39, of Fresno, California was charged with

  • felony trafficking cocaine by possession
  • felony trafficking cocaine by transport
  • felony trafficking heroin by possession
  • felony trafficking heroin by transport
  • felony trafficking methamphetamines by possession
  • felony trafficking methamphetamines by transport
  • felony maintaining a vehicle for use, keeping, or selling of a controlled substance

Castellanos received a $5,000,000.00 secured bond.

Alvaro Chavez Aguilar, 44, of Fresno, California was arrested and charged with

  • felony trafficking cocaine by possession
  • felony trafficking heroin by possession
  • felony trafficking methamphetamines by possession

Mr. Aguilar appeared before the Magistrate and received a $2,500,000.00 secured bond.

According to officials, the street value of the cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamines seized during the course of this investigation totals approximately $576,750.00.

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