Two charged with cocaine trafficking in separate Raleigh arrests

From staff reportsSeptember 19, 2013 

— Police arrested two men in three days on cocaine-trafficking charges, but there was no indication the cases were related, and the men were being held on vastly different bails.

Antonio Luis Quinones, 19, of 2625 Stewart Drive in Raleigh was arrested Tuesday night at 300 Rush St., an arrest report says.

That day, an arrest warrant charges, Quinones delivered 47 grams of cocaine to a police informant.

Police lodged three counts of trafficking – one each for possession, transporting and delivering – and Quinones was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Quinones also was arrested on April 20 on a charge of possessing what are called “Schedule II” drugs, which include opium and several prescription drugs, and on July 14 on a cocaine possession charge. He has an Oct. 9 court date on the July charge, according to the state court calendar.

Early Thursday, police charged Nicholas Wayne Ashworth, 31, of 2511 Cedar Forest Way in Raleigh with trafficking in cocaine, maintaining a residence as a place to keep or sell drugs and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Ashworth had 125 grams of cocaine in a unit at the Turtle Cove Apartments, police said in a warrant.

A magistrate set Ashworth’s bail at $151,000 while he was being held for a Thursday afternoon court appearance.

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