RALEIGH — Authorities in Wake and Johnston counties charged four people with drug trafficking Wednesday, three involving marijuana and one involving heroin.
Johnston sheriffs deputies also charged a fifth person with maintaining a house for keeping drugs after they took a search warrant to 109 Mocha Lane in Clayton because Duke Energy Progress officials suspected electricity was being stolen there.
Drug detectives often suspect drug activity when they hear of high power use in a residence, and they found 74 marijuana plants growing in a detached garage, sheriffs spokeswoman Tammy Amaon said.
Adriana Delacaridad Serrano-Tirado, 43, was charged with trafficking in marijuana and with conspiracy.
At the same house, deputies arrested Gerardo Marrero Villanueva, 39, and charged him with maintaining the house.
Serrano-Tirado and Villanueva listed the Mocha Lane house as their home addresses.
Villanueva was being held in lieu of $520,000 bailmand Serrano-Tirado in lieu of $500,000 bail.
In Raleigh, police charged Debbie Soukaseum, 26, and Luke Daniel Broderick, 35, both of 3216 Ruffin St., and charged each of them with three counts of trafficking in marijuana and two counts of maintaining their duplex and a Honda Accord for keeping and selling drugs.
They also charged Broderick with driving with a revoked license when they arrested him on Churchill Road.
Arrest warrants specified only that Soukaseum and Broderick had between 10 and 50 pounds of marijuana.
Broderick was being held on $250,000 bail and Soukaseum on $150,000.
Also in Raleigh, detectives arrested Charles Anthony Chappell, 42, on two counts of trafficking in heroin, saying in a warrant that he had more than 28 grams.
The arrest warrant said Chappell lived at 3213 Barwell Road, but he was booked at the Wake County Detention Center with no address and sas being held in lieu of $300,000 bail.
State court records showed that Chappell is due in court on Feb. 26 in Cumberland County on three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, resisting an officer and carrying a concealed gun.