Police on Wednesday night arrested Jeremy Deshawn Archie, who has no permanent home, but who they said had enough heroin to be charged with trafficking in the drug and who had been convicted 10 days earlier of heroin possession.
Archie, who criminal records in Wake County and Georgetown County, S.C., list as being 40 years old, was accused in an arrest warrant of having between 4 and 14 grams of heroin when police picked him up Thursday.
On Sept. 14, according to prison records that list Archie as being 34, Archie was convicted on heroin charges from March 4 and May 1 and was put on two years’ probation. Wake County records show that the man local officials believe is 40 was arrested on those dates.
Wednesday night, a magistrate set Archie’s bail at $1 million.
The last time authorities listed a home for Archie was in April 2014, when he was arrested for simple affray and records say he lived at 731 Gateway Park Drive in Raleigh.
Wake records show Archie has been arrested 10 times, beginning in early 2008, when he was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession on Feb. 4 and served with warrants a day later charging him with being a fugitive from a cocaine possession charge in Georgetown County, South Carolina.
However, online South Carolina criminal records show only a guilty plea in September 1994 to manufacturing or distributing crack cocaine. He was given a five-year sentence and fined $25,000 that remains unpaid. Prosecutors dropped a charge of selling crack near a school, the records show.
North Carolina records say that Archie first went to prison here in April 2010 and was released in April 2012.
In December 2008, Raleigh had police charged him with two counts of cocaine trafficking, one count of conspiracy and several other offenses. He was convicted of the first three.
Police had charged him in August 2009 with heroin trafficking and illegal gun possession. He was convicted on the gun charge.
He served his sentences concurrently
The local charges from March of this year were heroin trafficking and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for drug use and sales. Archie was found guilty of heroin possession.
In May, police charged Archie with possession with intent to distribute heroin, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for drugs, resisting an officer, destroying evidence, misdemeanor marijuana possession and failure to appear in court on two drug felony charges from March. He was convicted of possession.
A heroin charge rises from felony possession to the more serious felony of trafficking if someone has 4 grams or more of the drug.