Two men were being held on drug charges Wednesday after Raleigh police charged one had almost 4.5 pounds of marijuana and Wake County sheriff's deputies said a 68-year-old man had more than 200 grams of cocaine.
The first arrest came when Wake County sheriff’s deputies stopped Jimmy Jerry Alston, 68, at Interstate 40 and South Saunders Street in Raleigh about 9 a.m. Tuesday.
They charged him with trafficking in cocaine because, they said, he had between 200 and 400 grams of the drug.
Tuesday evening, Raleigh officers arrested Jonathan David Wiggins, 44, at his home at 1705 Oakbrook Drive. They said Wiggins had a little over 2 kilograms of marijuana, and they accused him of possession with intent to see or distribute it. That weight was equivalent to 4.46 pounds.
Wiggins was also charged with conspiring with unidentified people to sell or distribute marijuana.
Wiggins was held on $60,000 bail. Alston was held on $75,000 bail.
Alston has a record of drug arrests and convictions dating to 1985. Most involved cocaine, prison records show.