Two from Raleigh, two from NJ charged with heroin trafficking

From staff reportsAugust 16, 2013 

— Police arrested four people – two of them from Paterson, N.J. – and questioned them for several hours Thursday before charging them early Friday with heroin trafficking.

Arrest warrants show Jarrett Tramar Gray, 35, Carla Yvette McNeal, 43, Robert Christopher McNeal, 44, and Murphy James McNeal, 48, were charged.

The warrants specified only that the trafficking involved more than 28 grams of heroin, which is the threshold for the maximum state heroin felony that carries a sentence of 225 to 282 months in prison for a conviction.

Robert and Murphy McNeal also were charged with conspiring with each other to traffic heroin, and Robert McNeal was charged with maintaining an apartment in the Village of Pickwick at 4006 Twickenham Court, where the McNeals were arrested about 1 p.m.

Gray was first arrested on East Street on charges of not running a red light or stop sign, resisting an officer and not having a drivers license.

Police later went to the Wake County Detention Center to file the heroin charge and one saying he had a stolen 9mm handgun.

Carla and Murphy McNeal were listed in arrest reports as being from Paterson, N.J., Carla from 17th Avenue and Murphy from Quartz Lane.

Robert Murphy and Gray were listed in arrest reports as living in a single-family house at 5913 Rivercliff Court in Raleigh.

It was not clear how the McNeals were related.

Gray and Robert and Murphy McNeal were each being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Carla McNeal with being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

All were scheduled for court appearances Friday.

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