Four people were due in court Friday to face drug-trafficking charges stemming from separate investigations by Raleigh, Garner and Wake Forest police.
Thursday afternoon, Wake Forest police stopped Jason Alford, 23, at Capital Boulevard and Height Lane and charged him with two counts of trafficking in opiates. An arrest warrant alleged that Alford, who lives at 10004 Ligon Mill Road, had 10 grams of a prescription pain-killer.
Police also charged Alford with misdemeanor marijuana possession.
At almost the same time, Garner police stopped Tracie Farley Knott, 40, at Wickerleaf Way and Timber Drive East and charged her with trafficking in opiates by having 4 to 14 grams and trafficking in cocaine by having 28 to 200 grams. Knott was booked into the Wake County Detention Center with an address of 1221 Wagstaff Road near Fuquay-Varina.
An arrest warrant indicated police believed she had been living in Angier.
Thursday night, Garner officers arrested Robert Grady Meredith Ennis, 41, of 150 Depot St. in Angier on the same charges as Knott and an additional charge of having between 3 and 8 grams of methamphetamine.
In Raleigh, narcotics detectives charged Joshua Jamaar Vines, 31, of 814 Derwent Place in Knightdale with two counts of cocaine trafficking, saying in an arrest warrant that he possessed and transported 47 grams of cocaine.
Police said the four arrests resulted from investigations that each department was conducting on its own.
A magistrate set Alford’s bail at $50,000, and he was held overnight.
Knott was held in lieu of $200,000 bail. A magistrate denied bail for Ennis because he is listed as an absconder from probation imposed after a 2014 misdemeanor conviction for unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Vines was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail, which a magistrate set after noting that Vines faces an indictment that grew of out his arrest in September 2014 on a drug-trafficking charge and an indictment from earlier that year for gun possession by a felon.