Two charged with heroin trafficking, one after chase ends in Apex

Shawn Samuel Burton
Shawn Samuel Burton

Wake County sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman at her Cary residence on a heroin-trafficking charge and a man on the same charge after he fled in a car from there and was caught outside a school in Apex, officials said.

Ebony Roche McGill, 34, was arrested at 139 Braeside Court, a townhouse, about 2:15 p.m., records show.

Shawn Samuel Burton, 36, of 702 Dowd St. in Durham, was arrested outside Olive Chapel Elementary School on Olive Chapel Road in Apex after he fled from deputies, stopped there and was chased by a sheriff’s office dog, authorities said.

Cary police later added charges against both people.

Both arrests grew out of ongoing drug investigations, sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. James Stevens said.

Burton was held in lieu of $1,059,700 bail on sheriff’s office charges of heroin trafficking, felony fleeing to elude arrest, resisting and misdemeanor littering and on Cary charges of maintaining a place to keep and sell drugs, misdemeanor marijuana possession and gun possession by a felon.

He also was served with a 2013 warrant charging failure to appear for a court date.

McGill was held in lieu of $506,000 bail on charges from deputies of heroin trafficking, maintaining a place to keep and sell drugs and failure to appear in court on a previous charge of driving with a revoked license.

Cary police charged McGill with misdemeanor marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.