Raleigh police seize half-pound of cocaine, charge two with trafficking

From staff reportsFebruary 13, 2013 

— Two men were being held on half-million-dollar bonds Wednesday to face cocaine-trafficking and related charges and were being investigated for their immigration status in the U.S.

Tuesday night, police arrested David Rafael Abraham, 32, of 2008 W. Millbrook Road when they stopped him at West Millbrook Road and Glenwood Avenue, according to an arrest report.

Early Wednesday, they arrested Richard Edwards Garay, 29, of 3827 Brentwood Road after questioning at police headquarters.

The charges against both men stemmed from their having 254 grams (a bit over a half-pound) of cocaine, according to arrest warrants.

Another warrant charged Abraham with having 65 grams of cocaine.

Abraham was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy with Garay to traffic and maintaining his residence as a place to keep and sell drugs.

Garay was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, conspiring with Abraham to traffic and using a 1994 Toyota pickup truck as a place to keep and sell drugs.

Garay, a native of Guatemala, and Abraham, a native of Mexico, were being held on federal detainer requests while their immigration statuses were checked.

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