CARY — Police Tuesday charged a 27-year-old man with trafficking in marijuana and with child abuse for having a 4-year-old and 2½-year-old in the house where police say he kept the drugs and for having a bowl of bullets in the open and chicken bones on one child's bedroom floor.
Jeremy Kajan Nelson was arrested about 3:30 a.m. when police went to 608 E. Dynasty Drive, where they said in arrest warrants that they seized slightly more than 13 pounds of marijuana.
Nelson was charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana, trafficking in the drug and maintaining the single-family house as a place to keep or sell drugs.
Officers also charged him with misdemeanor child abuse, saying that he had a 4-year-old child and a 2½-month-old infant in the house, kept marijuana in a pink backpack in the 4-year-old’s bedroom and had a bowl of handgun bullets in a bowl on an ironing board in the living room.
Marijuana was also stored in multiple areas of the home with direct access from the children,” an arrest warrant stated.
The warrant also said there were no lights where the children slept and chicken bones left on a bedroom floor.
Nelson gave his address as 3117 Wilder St. in Raleigh when he was booked into the Wake County Detention Center.
He was being held on $150,000 bail for a court appearance later Tuesday.