Warrants show how Raleigh police followed drug trail to four arrests

rgallagher@newsobserver.comOctober 9, 2013 

— A search warrant that led Raleigh police to arrest two people on heroin possession reveals how detectives connected one of those suspects to a couple who were arrested the next day on heroin trafficking charges.

Detectives told the magistrate who authorized the warrant that they had used an informant to buy heroin with police money from Anthony Scott Weaver at an apartment at 5423 Tralee Place.

The investigators had had reports of drugs being sold there, they wrote in asking for the warrant, which was returned Tuesday to the Wake County Court Clerk’s office.

After the buy, detectives watched the dwelling and followed Weaver to a house in Wake County near Wake Forest and watched him meet outside with a man there who, they said they later determined, was his supplier.

With that information, police took the search warrant to Tralee Place on the night of Oct. 1, found powder and crack cocaine and heroin and arrested Weaver, 42, who told officers he lives in Sanford.

They charged him and Kathryn Michelle Coscarelli, 30, who lives in the Tralee Place apartment, with possession with intent to sell the powder cocaine and the crack and possession with intent to sell heroin.

The raid, police said in arrest warrants for the two, had netted 3 grams of powder cocaine, 7 doses of crack and 3 grams of heroin.

Detectives then got a search warrant for the house to which they had followed Weaver, at 2313 Chester St., which has a Wake Forest address, and went there with Wake County sheriff’s deputies the next evening.

Inside, they found larger quantities of heroin and cocaine and marijuana, according to arrest warrants for the people who live there, Edward Walker Jr., 68, and Pamela Davis Brown, 52.

Deputies charge Walker and Brown with trafficking in heroin and cocaine, possession with intent to sell marijuana and several other counts.

Walker was freed on $100,000 bail, and Coscarelli was freed on $25,000.

Brown remained in custody Wednesday in lieu of $100,000, and Weaver was at the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $25,000.

Gallagher: 919-829-4572

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