Man charged with cocaine trafficking, woman with possession in Raleigh

From staff reportsApril 24, 2014 

— A man whom police charged Wednesday night with cocaine trafficking was rumored to be distributing the drug through a local business, according to a search warrant for the man’s mother’s home, where he lives.

Christopher Robin Chandler, 37, and Monti Gravitte Chandler, 32, were arrested at the house at 8613 Cheerful Court, a house owned by a woman that the search warrant application identified as Chandler’s mother.

Police said they found just over 28 grams of cocaine in Christopher Chandler’s 2003 GMC Yukon, and they charged him with two counts of cocaine trafficking – one for possession and one for transportation, an arrest warrant showed.

When Detective Eddie Camacho applied for the search warrant for the house, he wrote that information had come to police that Chandler, using the nickname “Tattoo,” “is supplying a local business with cocaine, and the employees then distribute the cocaine to patrons.”

The application did not name or describe the business or say where it is.

During the house search, the warrant returned to the Wake County Clerk of Courts’ office said, police found 1.4 grams of cocaine in a camera bag “in the suspect’s closet” and drug paraphernalia.

Police charged both Chandlers with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute it.

They charged Christopher Chandler with maintaining the Yukon to keep drugs and Monti Chandler with maintaining the house for the same reason.

Christopher Chandler was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail. Monti Chandler was being held in lieu of $11,000.

They were scheduled for court appearances Thursday.

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