One of Rowan's most wanted behind bars

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SALISBURY — One of Rowan County’s 15 Most Wanted is behind bars under $1 million bond.
Juan Antonio Molina, 30, is on the most wanted list for allegedly trafficking cocaine and heroin.
He was arrested in late October in Las Vegas and remained there until New Year’s Day, when he was extradited back to North Carolina and booked at the Rowan County Detention Center.
Molina, whose address was listed as 220 Patriot Circle in Salisbury, is charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and maintaining a vehicle for the delivery of a controlled substance.
He is accused of using a white 1998 Infiniti I-30 for trafficking drugs.
Molina disappeared from his Old Beatty Ford Road home after deputies nabbed believed accomplice Joel Alejandres Santibanez in August.
The arrest came after deputies raided 285 Cauble Stout Road and found more than six and a half pounds of cocaine and two pounds of heroin.
Molina is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
Santibanez remains in the detention center under $1 million bond.