Seven from colleges, high schools charged in marijuana arrests

From staff reportsNovember 12, 2012 

— Arrests Sunday afternoon and early Monday by police in Apex and Cary resulted in felony marijuana charges against two N.C. State University students, two from Wake Technical Community College and three from area high schools, according to police reports.

Sunday, Apex police arrested three men at a vacant property at 1109 Markham St., the online reports say.

Charged with possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were Andrew Benjamin Mayhew, 17, of James Street, Apex, listed as a student at Apex High School; Andrew Thomas Lloyd, 18, of 111 Friendly Drive in Raleigh, listed as an N.C. State student; and Andrew John Mitchell, 19, also of the Friendly Drive address, who told police he is a student at Wake Tech.

Mitchell was also charged with maintaining a vehicle to keep drugs and Mayhew with resisting an officer.

Early Monday, Cary police arrested four men in Middle Creek Park, charging each with felony possession of marijuana and possession with intent to sell or deliver it. North Carolina makes possession a felony if more than 1.5 ounces of marijuana is involved.

Arrested in Cary were: Auston Patrick Haynes, 19, of Saint Edmonds Lane in Apex, who told officers he is an N.C. State student; Steven Charles Piccirillo, 17, of Summer Brook Drive in Apex, a Middle Creek High School student; Alexander Leverde, 18, of Heritage Creek Drive in Apex, a Wake Tech student; and Tristan Herbert Brown, 18, who had no permanent address listed but who said he is a student at Holly Springs High School.

Brown was being held Monday at the Wake County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond, as was Leverde. Haynes and Piccirillo had been released.

From the Sunday arrests, Mitchell was being held Monday on a $6,000 bond. Lloyd and Mayhew had been released.

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