Two local men, one from CT face heroin trafficking charges in Raleigh

From staff reportsMarch 20, 2013 

— A man from Connecticut and one from Franklin County were charged with heroin trafficking and conspiracy Tuesday afternoon, and a third man was added to the case shortly after.

Marvin Tyrone Williams,41, of Ansonia, Conn., and Benjamin Chase Johnson of 1782 Mays Crossroads in Franklinton, were arrested Tuesday afternoon after questioning at Raleigh police headquarters and charged with one county each of trafficking between 4 and 14 grams of the drug.

About three hours later, according to an arrest report, police stopped Melvin Earl Williams, 44, of 5501 Metal Run in Knightdale on New Bern Avenue and charged him with three counts of trafficking heroin – one saying he had the drug, one saying he sold it to Johnson and one saying he delivered it to him.

Melvin Williams and Marvin Williams are accused of conspiring with each other to traffic in heroin.

Chase is accused of conspiring with them.

It was not known if the Williamses are related.

Melvin Williams was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail, while Marvin Williams and Johnson were being held in lieu of $100,000 each.

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