A 20-year-old Wendell woman who in January told friends on Facebook that she planned to marry was being held in the Wake County Detention Center on Wednesday on $1 million bail following her arrest by sheriff's deputies on two counts of heroin trafficking.
Bethany Noreen Lillis was at Edgemont Road and Shanley Drive in Wendell when she was stopped about 7 p.m., according to arrest records.
In arrest warrants, deputies charged that they found “40 packs” of heroin, though they said only that it amounted to more than 28 grams in total and did not list an actual quantity.
At the same time and at the same intersection, deputies arrested Daquwon Roshad Valentine, 23, who the state Division of Adult Corrections lists as a probation absconder and who was wanted in Wake County on charges of assault on a female in August and identity theft earlier this month.
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Valentine had a stolen gun with him Tuesday evening, according to the charges against him.
Lillis also was charged with cocaine possession, which is a felony for any quantity in North Carolina, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.
She has been on probation for a little more than a month after a conviction on Aug. 29 for felony drug possession last December.
Valentine, who lives at 303 Indian Trail in Wendell in a subdivision next to Lillis’ home at 1449 Huntdell Main Drive, had been convicted in December 2012 of two felonies and two misdemeanors, state records stated, and put on probation.
In May 2013, however, he was charged with felony possession of cocaine and marijuana, and he was convicted that August and sent to prison to serve time for those offenses and the earlier ones.
A judge sentenced him to 14 months, and he was released and put on parole on March 5 of this year, then listed as having absconded.
Valentine’s parole would have ended next month.