ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - A multi-jurisdiction drug operation busted.
Razagin Lee, the Elizabeth City man who police said was in charge, is now behind bars at the Albemarle District Jail.
After executing a search warrant on his home, agents seized $213,000, 3.5 kilograms of cocaine, two handguns, marijuana and two vehicles.
“It is a lot. I mean, that amount equates to the size of a newborn baby, on average," said Selenamarie Suber with Pasquotank-Camden EMS. She's the Community Partnership Paramedics and Program Coordinator.
Court documents said Lee has been "conducting narcotics transactions" for quite some time. They state the drugs weren't just being sold in Elizabeth City, but across Hampton Roads.
Court documents obtained by News 3 go on to accuse Lee of being "a source of supply of heroin and cocaine in the Chesapeake and Portsmouth area." Agents said he, along with another woman, own and operate Pyramid Auto Sales and Hair Flow Beauty on Victory Boulevard in Portsmouth.
Through their investigation, it was found that most of the drug deals took place at the business, which is an alleged front for money laundering for drug proceeds.
Local EMTs said that many times, it's not just one narcotic circulating.
“There are times that we find it’s a combination, so it’s heroin and cocaine use," Suber said.
The Albemarle Drug Task Force, in partnership with the Elizabeth City Police Department, Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, the State Bureau of Investigations and the Chesapeake Police Department, issued the search warrant on September 11, and Lee was taken into custody.
Lee has been charged with three counts of trafficking cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of storing illegal narcotics, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lee is being held on a $300,000 secured bond.
He's expected in court next for a probable cause hearing on September 26.