Raleigh police filed drug-trafficking charges against three men Thursday in unrelated cases, one involving heroin, one involving methamphetamine and one involving opiates.
One of the men, James Patrick McCachren, 32, of 5005 Coronado Drive in Raleigh, had been accused of driving while impaired on Wednesday after an two-car accident, and the drug arrest warrant cited Wednesday as when that offense occurred.
McCachren also was accused of using his 2011 Ford pickup truck as a place to keep and sell drugs.
The accident had happened at Creedmoor and Lynn roads about noon, police said. McCachren had been released later, and police stopped him at Spring Forest and Falls of Neuse roads about 5 p.m. Thursday on two counts charges of trafficking 5.3 grams of heroin the day before.
He was held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Troy William Washington, 34, of 10800 Leslie Drive in Raleigh was charged Thursday night with three counts of trafficking 40 grams of methamphetamine by having it, transporting and selling it to a police informant.
Police also charged Washington with illegal possession of a 9 mm handgun because he is a felon.
He was convicted Feb. 20 of possession with intent to sell crystal methamphetamine and began 30 months’ probation. His bail was set at $350,000.
In the third arrest, Jonathan Iran Allen, 37, of 3513 Meadow Ridge Drive in Raleigh was charged trafficking opiates and keeping drugs at a Raleigh Housing Authority single-family home at 6001 Saybrooke Drive.
Police said Allen had 6.8 grams of a drug, but an arrest warrant did not specify which drug was involved in the charge.
A magistrate set Allen’s bail at $400,000 because he was free on $200,000 bail after drug trafficking and other charges on April 4.