Durham police arrest man, 82, and woman in separate drug cases

From staff reportsNovember 1, 2012 

— Police arrested an 82-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman on drug-trafficking charges Wednesday, and they were being held on bonds of $1 million and $2.5 million, respectively.

Pedro Baxter Nations was arrested on Canal Street and officers confiscated 92 pills of Percocet, spokeswoman Kammie Michael said. Percocet is a pain-killer that can only be legally dispensed with a doctor’s prescription.

Records indicate that police charged Nations with seven counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, the portion of the North Carolina drug law that includes Percocet. They also charged him with three counts of drug possession and two counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling in which to keep drugs.

Winfred Jean Satawhite was arrested on University Drive, and police confiscated 115 methadone pills and 45 Percocet pills, Michael said.

Records show Satawhite faces six counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, one count of possessing a drug with the intent to sell or deliver it and one count of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place to keep drugs.

Investigators said the arrests were unrelated.

Nations was put on probation in May 2010 for a drug-possession conviction, according to online state prison records.

Satawhite’s only online record is for a misdemeanor assault conviction in Wake County in 1999.

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