A Wake County man was trafficking in heroin and was armed with with two large-caliber revolvers, according to charges on which he surrendered Wednesday.
Ernesto Arocho, 32, was charged with having between 4 and 14 grams of heroin, a quantity that qualifies for a trafficking charge. Trafficking is a more serious charge than heroin possession, though both are felonies.
Police said in their charges that on the same day, Arocho has 188 grams of marijuana, which is a little over 6.6 ounces, and that he was keeping the drugs in a house at 4208 Beacon Crest Way in the city.
Arocho’s home address was listed as Sandy Run, south of Knightdale.
In the charges, which were filed Tuesday, police said Arocho had the drugs and the guns on Aug. 17.
The gun charges said that Arocho had two .44-caliber revolvers and that one of them was stolen.
Police charged Arocho with two counts of gun possession by a felon because he was convicted in January 2015 of felony possession with intent to sell marijuana and a Schedule I drug. In state and federal drug laws, Schedule I includes heroin and opium and opiate drugs.
Anyone convicted of a felony is forbidden to have any firearms.
A magistrate set Arocho’s bail at $500,000.