RALEIGH Police on Tuesday charged a man with multiple counts of trafficking in cocaine and selling it to a police informant, capping an investigation that began at least as far back as early August.
Arrest warrants for Marvin Jerome Poole, 33, of 633 Delany Drive in Raleigh, were sworn out on Sunday, and police took him into custody Tuesday afternoon after stopping him at Lakinsville and Pine Barren lanes in the Griffis Glen subdivision being built in southeast Raleigh.
The earliest charges against Poole was from Aug. 1, when police said he sold 3.5 grams of cocaine to the informant, identified by a code number, and then another 1 gram the same day.
On Aug. 8 and 11, police charged in the warrants, Poole had between 28 and 200 grams (about 1 to 7 ounces), which is the quantity that raises cocaine possession to trafficking, a more serious felony.
All together, police accused Poole of four counts of trafficking, possession of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver it, selling it, delivering it, selling and delivering marijuana and illegally having a gun because he is a felon, records showed.
Poole already had court dates scheduled next month on earlier traffic charges and one of selling a gun without a permit.
Poole had been convicted in 2011 of felony breaking or entering vehicles.
Tuesday, a magistrate set Poole’s bail at $900,000, and he was held in jail for a court appearance Wednesday.