Raleigh, Durham police charge two in heroin-trafficking arrests

From staff reportsFebruary 22, 2013 

— Police have charged two men with heroin trafficking, one on arrest warrants obtained by Raleigh police and one on charges filed by Durham police.

Ronald Dennis Williams, 44, and Jesse Levirtus McAllister Jr., 45, were each being held on $1 million bond in Wake County on Friday.

Raleigh police arrested both men Thursday after questioning.

Raleigh police charged Williams with seven counts of trafficking in heroin, two counts of conspiring with McAllister to sell McAllister heroin and one count of maintaining a townhouse at 1610 Briarmont Court in Raleigh as a place for keeping and selling drugs.

Warrants, which are often prepared before arrests take place, list Williams’ address as Briarmont Court, but an arrest report filed Thursday evening lists his address as 1510 Lakeland St. in Durham.

McAllister, who lives at 2911 Sprucewood Drive in Durham, is accused in the Durham warrants of six counts of trafficking in heroin by selling it to a police informant on Feb. 14 and 19.

Raleigh police accused Williams of selling heroin to McAllister on Feb. 14, 19 and on Thursday.

In the trafficking charges against both men, police said they involved between 4 and 14 grams of heroin, which is a category spelled out in state drug laws.

In the charge that Williams maintained a drug house, Raleigh police said more than 28 grams were involved.

The law lists 28 grams or any larger quantity as being the highest level of felony involving heroin trafficking.

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