Three charged with trafficking in weekend drug arrests

From staff reportsJuly 8, 2013 

— Three men were slated for court appearances Monday on drug-trafficking and other charges stemming from three separate arrests Saturday, two by Wake County sheriff’s deputies and one by Holly Springs police.

Mitchell Kalezic, 18, of 106 Cambay Court in Cary was arrested at his home early Saturday morning by deputies who accused him of selling 114 grams of marijuana to a “cooperating witness” on Friday; selling 14 grams of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, to the same informant on June 14, and selling unspecified “opiates” to that informant on May 22.

Arrest warrants charged Kalezic with two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver it, two counts of selling or delivering marijuana, two counts of selling or delivering a Schedule I controlled drug, three counts of trafficking in opium or heroin and one count each of possession of a Schedule 1 drug with intent to sell or deliver it, simple possession of a Schedule II drug and maintaining his home as a place to keep or sell drugs.

A magistrate set Kalezic’s bail at $216,000.

In arrests Saturday evening and night, deputies stopped Raheem Nijee Smith, 22, at U.S. 264 and Lizard Lick Road and charged he had oxycodone, which is a prescription pain medicine, and cocaine.

Arrest warrants accused Smith, of 208 Pineview Drive in Zebulon, of two counts of trafficking in opium and heroin for the oxycodone, possession with intent to sell or distribute the cocaine, maintaining a 2007 Mazda as a place to keep and sell drugs and identity theft for telling deputies he was someone else.

Smith’s bail was set at $450,000.

About 11:20 p.m., Holly Springs police stopped Ryan Michael Stephens, 27 of Fayetteville on Sunset Lake Road and said he had between 4 and 13 grams of the prescription pain medicine Percocet in his 2001 Ford.

Officers charged Stephens with two counts of trafficking in opiates and with maintaining the vehicle as a place to keep and sell drugs.

Stephens’ bail was set at $200,000.

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