Wake County sheriff's deputies went to a Hillsborough Road hotel Thursday afternoon to arrest a 25-year-old Raleigh woman who they had charged with selling cocaine and bringing children in a car during the deals.
Olivia Jazmine Ferguson was named in several arrest warrants that deputies obtained June 15.
Thursday, she was at a Motel 6 at 3454 Hillsborough Road in Durham when they arrested her about 5:30 p.m., according to Wake County arrest records.
According to the arrest warrants, Ferguson sold 1.5 grams of cocaine to an undercover officer on May 27 and June 3 and 1 gram on June 3.
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Each time, according to warrants charging Ferguson with misdemeanor child abuse, she was “conducting drug deals with children in the car.”
Deputies said, however, that they were “children whose names were unknown,” and they did not specify how many there were.
In addition to felony charges of cocaine possession with intent to sell it and counts of selling the drug and of delivering it, Ferguson was accused of conspiring with one man for the May 27 sale and two other men to make a sale on June 15. Deputies did not allege, however, that any sales happened June 15.
One of the three men, Deon Terrell Banks, 30, of 6607 Lakes Hill Drive in Raleigh, had been arrested May 27 on cocaine sale and delivery charges and a count of conspiracy.
The other men – Oroyster Miles III, 23, of 4236 Dalcross Road in Raleigh and Kelcey Montrell Perry, 28, who has no permanent address – were arrested June 15.
Thursday, Ferguson also was served with an arrest warrant in which Cary police charged her with forgery and uttering a false instrument, saying she had cashed a check from a restaurant last Dec. 28 that had been altered to have her name.
A magistrate set her bail on all the charges at $235,000, according to jail records. The magistrate had been told by law enforcement authorities that Ferguson was a flight risk and that she was expected to face more charges in Durham and Wake counties.