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Two arrested in undercover drug case

Two men are in custody as a result of an undercover drug investigation, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.
Rito Ibarra Chavez, 32, of 141 Suncreek Lane, China Grove was charged with felony trafficking in cocaine, seven felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, seven counts of selling and delivering cocaine, and maintaining a dwelling for drug purposes. His bond was set at $500,000.
Ignacio Martinez Albarran, 44, of 155 Kristy Lane, Salisbury, was charged with three felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, three counts of selling and delivering cocaine, and three counts of maintaining a dwelling for drug purposes. His bond was set at $250,000.
The sheriff’s office said the charges were filed after a raid at the men’s homes on Friday. The undercover investigation used an SBI agent who purchased drugs from suspects in a drug ring.

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