August 22, 2014

Zebulon man arrested on drug charges after Wake deputies stop truck

Wake County sheriff’s deputies stopped a Zebulon man’s truck on Interstate 495 on Thursday and charged him with opiate trafficking and other drug counts.

A 56-year-old man from Zebulon was arrested on multiple charges of possessing illegal prescription drugs when Wake County sheriff's deputies stopped his truck at Interstate 495 and Smithfield Road late Thursday morning.

Arrest warrants accused Larry Eugene Wright of 7412 Riley Road of trafficking in opiates by having and transporting between 4 and 14 grams of that kind of drugs in the truck.

Deputies also filed charges of felony marijuana possession, felony possession of 185 Xanax pills and two drug-related misdemeanors. He also was charged with using the truck to keep and sell drugs.

According to the arrest warrants, which were sworn out early Thursday, investigators believed Wright had used the truck to transport Xanax, which is a brand of an anti-anxiety drug called alprazolam, oxycodone, the pain-blocker carisoprodol and hydrocodone.

The only North Carolina offense on Wright’s record is a 1987 conviction for driving while impaired.

Wright’s bail was set at $100,000, and he was being held for a court appearance Friday.

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