COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — Deputies arrested two men Sunday on several drug traffic charges in Colleton County, South Carolina. 

In September, Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and SLED’s Narcotic Unit teamed up to conduct traffic stops on I-95 with the intent to stop the flow of illegal drugs. 

According to CCSO, detectives and SLED made a traffic stop on Sept. 14 just after midnight near mile marker 53 along I-95. 

“A nearby K-9 was used in the stop and gave a positive alert to the odor of drugs, resulting in law enforcement searching the SUV, revealing aftermarket modification with hidden compartment,” a report from CCSO stated.

Authorities found 15 vacuum-sealed packages containing an estimated six kilos of cocaine, two kilos of fentanyl and seven pounds of meth. 

CCSO says the estimated street value of the drugs seized totaled more than $500,000. 

According to CCSO, Salvador Hernanadez Sainz, 22, of Mexico, and Ayon Orlando, 21, of California, were arrested on the following charges: 

  • Trafficking cocaine 
  • Trafficking methamphetamine 
  • Possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl 

Sainz and Orlando are being held at the Colleton County Detention Center.