Crime

Fayetteville man faces drug charges after Raleigh arrest

Police early Wednesday stopped a Fayetteville man's car in north Raleigh and charged him with having over a half-pound of heroin, 120 tabs of LSD, cocaine, several hundred antidepressant pills and an illegal .38-caliber handgun.

Robert Burt Vallejo, 34, of 2110 Hutchins Place in Fayetteville, was at Six Forks Road and Interstate 540 when officers stopped him about 12:45 a.m., according to arrest records.

Vallejo was charged with two counts of heroin trafficking for having what police said was 259.5 grams – about 0.57 pounds – of heroin.

Police also charged him with two counts of trafficking in LSD.

The 208 pills that police said they found resulted in a charge of possession with intent to manufacture sell or distribute prescription drugs illegally, and officers also charged Vallejo had 21 grams of cocaine.

The gun charge was possession of a firearm by a felon, with Vallejo having been convicted in 2005 of cocaine possession, according to an arrest warrant.

Vallejo’s state prison record, which spells his middle name as Bert, also lists the 2005 conviction and drug convictions in 2004, all in Cumberland County.

Vallejo’s bail was set at $4 million, and a court appearance was set for Wednesday.

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