Osbaldo Avellaneda, left, and Sandra Giral, right. Courtesy of Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Narcotics agents with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people Thursday after allegedly finding drugs in a vehicle in which children were also riding.

Osbaldo Avellaneda, 27, of Lawrence Street in Sanford, and Sandra Giral, 22, of Alder Lane in Sanford, face multiple charges including trafficking opioids by possession and transport, conspiracy to traffic opioid or heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of Schedule III controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, and possession of marijuana.

Details about the circumstances surrounding the arrests weren’t immediately clear, but the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said they occurred early in the morning Thursday and were the result of a joint investigation with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office. A press release from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office indicated that Avellaneda and Giral were allegedly “in possession of trafficking amounts of Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, as well as distribution amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine,” and that during the arrest “Giral’s three minor children were present inside of the vehicle near opioids and drug paraphernalia.”

The press release noted that Avellelaneda was “on post release during this incident from criminal charges and was wearing an ankle monitor.” The North Carolina Department of Correction’s website shows a criminal record for him dating back to 2016 for charges including larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and multiple drug charges.

Avellaneda was jailed on $500,000 secured bond, Giral received a $300,000 secured bond.