Three charged with trafficking

Lourdes Dixon, Alexander Shellman and Hugo Nunez-Jaimes (CCSO)
Lourdes Dixon, Alexander Shellman and Hugo Nunez-Jaimes (CCSO)

Three people were charged with trafficking in cocaine after more than a kilo of cocaine was seized in a traffic stop Friday.

Lourdes Dixon, 56; Alexander Shellman, 60, and Hugo Nunez-Jaimes, 43, were arrested July 2 by the sheriff’s office. All three were charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a place for controlled substance, according to jail reports. Dixon’s bond was set at $200,500, while Shellman and Nunez-Jaime were placed under $200,000 each.

Nunez-Jaime gave an address of 110 Robin Way, Riegelwood. Shellman and Dixon listed addresses of 3675 Old Stage Rd., Riegelwood.

The bust was part of Operation Take Back Columbus, the sheriff’s office ongoing anti-drug efforts. The arrest was made by members of the CCSO HEAT squad.

Deputies recovered 1,140 grams of cocaine – roughly 2.75 pounds – cash and two vehicles in the arrest. The cocaine was hidden in a box of laundry detergent, but was still detected by a sheriff’s office K9 officer.

“This case will be investigated further for other leads into our county,” sheriff Jody Greene said. “We will continue to suppress all drugs and other crimes in our communities. Some cases may take longer than others but we are working on all complaints. Thank you all for your tips and support.”

Cash and cocaine were seized in the bust. (CCSO photo)

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