Raleigh resident, Oregon man charged with having 3 pounds of marijuana

From staff reportsMay 17, 2013 

— A man from Oregon and one from Raleigh were arrested at the Raleigh man’s house with a bit more than 3 pounds of marijuana, and the local man was charged with child abuse for having the drug on the living room floor when two minors were in the house.

Monteece Deveon Nelson Sr., 26, of 321 Angier Ave. and Steven Anthony High, 25, of Portland, Ore., were at Nelson’s home when narcotics detectives arrested them Thursday afternoon, according to arrest reports.

Arrest warrants charging each man with possession with intent to sell or deliver said Nelson had 871 grams of marijuana, which is approximately 1.92 pounds, and High had 573 grams, or about 1.26 pounds.

Nelson also was accused of have 12 grams or cocaine, with maintaining the house as a place to keep or sell drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police alleged that High had conspired with someone else, identified only by one name, to deliver marijuana.

Nelson faces two counts of misdemeanor child abuse because police said they found marijuana on the living room floor where it was accessible to Nelson’s two children, who were identified as being under 16 years old.

Nelson’s bail was set at $75,000 and High’s at $50,000.

Both were held for court appearances Friday.

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