Judge revokes Raleigh man's probation after drug arrest

From staff reportsApril 15, 2014 

Charles Hartwell: 4/14/2014, at 800 HARGETT ST RALEIGH, NC. 5'11", 140. Charged with: PWISD MARIJUANA. MAINTN VEH/DWELL/PLACE CS (F).

— Police said 29-year-old Charles Hartwell had 18 ounces of marijuana in his 13-year-old Mitsubishi Mirage when they stopped him late Monday afternoon on Hargett Street, which is similar to what they charged when they arrested him Nov. 4 and Oct. 15 last year and on April 3, 2012, and June 4, 2011.

Hartwell, of 1310 Park Glen Drive on Raleigh, has been on two years’ probation for convictions stemming from the 2012 arrests and still shows on court calendars as scheduled for a June 11 court hearing on an alleged probation violation.

However, a judge revoked his two-year probation when Hartwell was in court Tuesday afternoon, and his bail went from $20,000 Monday evening to $270,000.

The charges Monday were possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver it and maintaining a vehicle as a place to keep drugs, both felony counts.

Those were the charges in Hartwell’s November arrest as well, along with a charge of possession with intent of a drug from the state’s list of narcotics that include heroin, possession of a stolen weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Those charges have been working their way through the Superior Court’s pretrial process, the Wake County District Attorney’s office reported Tuesday.

Hartwell is scheduled to be in court May 9 for a hearing on misdemeanor charges from the October arrest – simple possession of marijuana and of drugs from the state Schedules II and IV of controlled substances and a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

There also was an arrest last July on a charge of breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

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