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.
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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.