Drug investigations bring arrests of five men by Raleigh, Wake law enforcement

From staff reportsFebruary 3, 2014 

— City police and Wake County sheriff's investigators each made multiple arrests for what they said were drug-selling operations, one in an apartment and one in a hotel room.

One case netted marijuana and LSD, and the other involved marijuana, cocaine and MDMA, arrest warrants said, and both involved arrests about midnight Friday.

Sheriff’s investigators charged that Ryan John Laches, 18, of 1006 Doublespring Court in Apex sold between 100 and 500 doses of LSD to an informant, and they charged him with three counts of LSD trafficking.

Laches and Jacob Lawrence Wells, 18, of 716 Morton Farm Road in Holly Springs and Zachary Hunter Hayes, 22, of 1615 Crest Road were all charged with maintaining Hayes’ apartment as a place to keep and sell drugs and with possession of LSD with intent to sell it.

Wells was charged with felony marijuana possession.

A magistrate set Laches’ bail at $500,000, noting he is on probation after a conviction for possessing counterfeit drugs with intent to sell that.

Wells’ bail was set at $25,000 and Hayes bail at $15,000.

Raleigh police raided a room at the Raleigh Inn at 3520 Maitland Road, arresting Boris Antoine Williams, 23, of 109 Heck St. and Deshawn Leandre Thomas, 27, of 4516 Bartholomew Court, both in Raleigh.

Officers charged Williams with possession with intent to sell cocaine, MDMA (Ecstasy) and marijuana.

They accused Thomas of having Ecstasy, the drug known as Molly, cocaine and marijuana.

Williams was being held in lieu of $40,000 bail and Thomas in lieu of $50,000.

All five men were being held and were scheduled for court appearances Monday.

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