A man whom police said was trafficking heroin in October was arrested Saturday morning at a New Bern Avenue hotel.
Jamel Rami Perkins, 35, of 3400 Hewberry Lane was at the Knights Inn at 3804 New Bern Ave. when police took him into custody, records showed.
According to an arrest warrant, he had least 28 grams of heroin on Oct. 28 and 29, when police said he lived at 5741 Goodstone Drive. He also was charged with keeping an apartment there to store and sell drugs.
A magistrate set Perkins’ bail at $1 million, and he was slated for a first court appearance Monday.
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Perkins had been arrested on a heroin-trafficking charge on July 23, 2013, and was convicted in January 2014 of a lesser charge of felony possession of a Schedule I drug, the group that includes heroin and opium.
State records show he served 11 months in prison and was paroled in December 2014. His parole expired last August.
Perkins also was convicted in Wake County after arrests for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in February 2018 and possession of heroin with intent to distribute in May 2009.
Records also show a 2010 conviction in Nash County for heroin possession with intent to sell.