Raleigh police charge four men in two drug cases

From staff reportsOctober 8, 2012 

— Police said Monday that ongoing drug investigations led them to arrests Friday and Sunday that resulted in felony charges against four men, one arrest involving marijuana and the other heroin.

In the arrest Friday, police said two local men who police said were involved with at least 10 pounds of marijuana. Sunday, two men from Maryland men were charged with trafficking in heroin.

Friday afternoon, police charged Thuong Quoc Nguyen, 33, of 3621 Huntleigh Drive in Raleigh with possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute it. He was arrested at Raleigh police headquarters about 2 p.m. Friday, though a warrant charging him with the offense was issued about 1:20 a.m. Saturday.

About three hours after the arrest, Raleigh police charged Thai Van Nguyen, 36, of 206 Capistrane Drive in Cary with two counts of trafficking in marijuana involving what police charged was between 10 and 50 pounds and with delivering that quantity to Thuong Nguyen.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said detectives determined that the marijuana came from a drug-growing operation at a Cary house.

The Nguyens are related, police said, but how was not immediately known. Their bonds were set at $125,000 each, and Thuong Nguyen was referred to federal immigration officials for a check of his status.

He had been released by Monday morning, according to the Wake County sheriff’s jail roster. Thai Nguyen was still being held.

Sunday, police arrested William Anthony Fitch, 22, and Jadarrel Anthony Allen, 26, in the 3000 block of New Bern Avenue and charged each of them with two counts of trafficking in heroin, Sughrue said, and one count of conspiring to traffic in the drugs.

Fitch’s address was listed as 4112 New Haven Drive in Bowie, Md. Police said Allen lives at 121 Essenton Drive in Largo, Md.

Allen was being held on a $3 million bond, Fitch on $1.5 million.

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