Raleigh man arrested on opiate-trafficking charge at RDU

Aaron James Brown
Aaron James Brown CCBI

A Raleigh man was held on $1 million bail Tuesday on charges that he had 250 oxycodone pills at Raleigh-Durham International Airport and was conspiring to traffic in opiates.

Wake County sheriff's investigators had obtained arrest warrants for Aaron James Brown, 30, before taking him into custody about 7 a.m. Monday, according to arrest information.

The sheriff's office said Brown had arrived on a flight to RDU before his arrest, but declined to disclose other details. A spokesman said Brown's arrest was part of an ongoing investigation.

The warrants alleged that on June 1, Brown conspired with someone named Levon Sarisyan to sell and deliver opiates to unknown persons as well as to make, transport and possess drugs.

On Monday, the warrants said, Brown had 250 oxycontin pills, which weighs enough for charges of trafficking by possession and transportation.

A misdemeanor charge added after Brown's arrest said he had strips of suboxone, too.

Ron Gallagher 919-829-4572 @RPGKT