Police arrested four adults and filed a court petition against a juvenile Tuesday in connection with what they said was two groups stealing the same drugs from each other earlier this week.
They also added another felony charge against a man they had arrested Monday in the armed back-and-forth over a prescription anti-anxiety drug called Xanax and $140 worth of marijuana.
Monday, police had arrested Nicholas James Elliott, 21, of 3939 Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill Farhan Baker Dhaly, 18, of 2211 Duck Pond Circle in Morrisville and Joseph Khalil Curtis, 16, of 2236 Waterford Forest Circle in Cary.
They also charged Elliott with kidnapping Curtis.
Tuesday, they added a charge of assault with intent to kill Christian Robert Wolf, 17, of 100 Halls Mill Drive in Cary.
Then, on the other side of the dispute, police charged Dhaly, Curtis, Wolf and the juvenile with robbery with a dangerous weapon against Elliott and with conspiring with each other to commit an armed robbery.
They also charged a fifth person, Anthony Cole Jurich, 18, of 100 Brentfield Loop in Morrisville with conspiring to rob Elliott, though not with taking part in a robbery.
Jurich, Dhaly and Curtis were arrested at their homes, records showed. Wolf, the records stated, was arrested at Green Hope High School on Carpenter Upchurch Road.
Police also said they are looking for another adult who they said they believe was working with Elliott.
The whole affair, arrest warrants said, was over 10 bars of Xanax and the marijuana.
As police reconstructed events, Elliott and the other man were robbed at gunpoint on Sunday. Early Monday, police said, they went to Morrisville and took the drugs back, also at gunpoint.
Elliott’s bail remained at $200,000, and he was being held at the Wake County Detention Center. Wolf’s, Dhaly’s, Curtis’ and Jurich’s bails were set at $100,000 each. All were being held for court appearances Wednesday.
Farhad was given a suspended sentence and put on two years’ probation on Dec. 9 after being convicted of felony marijuana sales.
Jurich was convicted in August of misdemeanor false imprisonment and given a suspended sentence with a year’s probation.