Wake County sheriff's deputies Tuesday arrested a man whom Raleigh police had charged in June with marijuana trafficking, and a magistrate ordered him held on $2 million bail, saying he was a flight risk and had given police a false address.
Kevin Nelson Hunter, 43, was at Forestville Road and Brighton Village Drive when deputies stopped him, according to CCBI arrest records.
He was booked with an address of 7201 Buck Road, between Rolesville and Zebulon, a home owned by two people named Hunter.
On an arrest warrant that Raleigh detectives obtained June 11, Hunter is listed as living at 315 Woodlief Farm Road in Rolesville, but county records show that street has no No. 315.
A magistrate before whom Hunter was brought after his mid-afternoon arrest noted the address issue, stated that Hunter owned a home in Florida and set the high bail. It was not clear how police got the false address.
The arrest warrant accused Hunter of having between 10 and 50 pounds of marijuana on June 10, the day before the warrant was issued, but it gave no indication how police concluded that.
Hunter also was charged with having a controlled substance in a jail after, a second arrest warrant said, he told a deputy that he had some marijuana in his underwear.
Records indicate that Hunter was arrested Oct. 16, 2014, on a marijuana trafficking charge, but state prison records do not show any conviction related to that arrest. The magistrate on Tuesday referred to a 2014 grand jury indictment against Hunter.
While Hunter was being held in the Wake County Detention Center on the 2014 marijuana charge, he was charged with failing to keep a court date on a charge that he had not paid child support.
Hunter was scheduled to have a first court appearance Wednesday on the June charge.