A man who has been deported from the United States twice was arrested Wednesday in Fort Mill after a month-long investigation, during which investigators have recovered $14,000 in cocaine, according to the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Unit.
Ricardo Rojas-Villa, 38, was charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine and one count each of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine. He was placed in the York County detention center, where he remained Thursday with no bond.
Rojas-Villa was arrested Wednesday at the QuickTrip on Carowinds Boulevard in Fort Mill, according to Marvin Brown, commander of the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Unit. His arrest followed a month-long investigation that was assisted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Rojas-Villa trafficked about 113 grams of cocaine that he sold to another person, according to a sheriff’s report. When arrested Wednesday, he reportedly had four grams of cocaine that he intended to “distribute” to someone while at the gas station.
Brown said about 140 grams of cocaine, which is valued at about $14,000, was recovered during the investigation.
Rojas-Villa has three identities and three addresses, including his current address in Charlotte, Brown said. He’s been deported from the United States twice, including after a February 2011 arrest in York County for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, for which he was sentenced to a year in prison.
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