A Raleigh woman, who began a two-year probation last month for heroin trafficking earlier in 2015, was being held on $3 million bail Friday after Wake County sheriff's investigators charged her with trafficking again.
A Johnston County man and one from Wake County also were arrested on charges of conspiring to traffic in heroin.
Carmen Michelle Nance, 45, of 5203 Old Stage Road, south of Raleigh, Kevin James Elias Jr., 26, of 2401 Darnley St. and Kevin Nathaniel Scott, 26, of 11252 Raleigh Road in Four Oaks, were arrested Thursday evening at Garner Station and Rupert roads, records showed.
Deputies charged that they had at least 28 grams of heroin, which is the minimum amount required for the trafficking charge. Arrest warrants did not specify how much of the drug deputies believed they seized, however.
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Nance was convicted Dec. 1 of heroin trafficking and gun possession by a felon and sentenced to two years’ probation. The charges stemmed from an Aug. 5 arrest in Wake County, according to state prison records.
Nance is a felon because she was convicted in February 2011 of possessing heroin with intent to sell it two different times in 2010.
Thursday evening, Nance was also charged with two counts of conspiring with the two men to traffic in heroin, possession with intent to sell or distribute heroin, using a GMC Astro van to keep and sell drugs and possession of drug needles and packaging materials, a misdemeanor.
Elias was charged with having hypodermic needles, which are considered drug paraphernalia.
A Wake County magistrate cited Nance’s probation in setting her bail at $3 million.
Elias and Scott were each held on $100,000 bail.
All three were scheduled for Friday court appearances.