A 16-year-old girl and a 61-year-old woman were charged with cocaine trafficking Tuesday night after Raleigh police raided a Bart Street house that someone had fired bullets into the day after Christmas.
Officers arrested Alexis Emma King, 16, who was booked with an address of 3900 Woodside Road in Garner, and Evon Herring, 61, who was booked with an address of 819 Sardis Drive in Raleigh.
They were arrested as police, who had obtained a warrant, searched 112 Bart St.
Officers told a magistrate that there had been unusual foot and car traffic at the address recently, and they said an informant had bought crack cocaine there in the last few days.
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According to charges by police, King and Herring had 29.9 grams of cocaine, a little more than an ounce.
Police can charge trafficking when the amount of cocaine involved is 28 grams or more.
Police also charged the two with having cocaine with the intent to sell it, maintaining the house as a place to keep and sell drugs and conspiring with each other to traffic in cocaine.
Officer L.N. Yesh said in a search-warrant application that police had been paying special attention to the Bart Street house since they were sent there Dec. 26 after eight shots had been fired into the house while people were inside.
A man who Yesh said has drug convictions, Lonnie Herring, lives in the house, the officer told the magistrate. When Herring was last arrested March 31 on a robbery charge, he was listed as being at 112 Bart St., but living at a South Saunders Street address.
Arrest warrants cited Lonnie herring as someone with whom King and Evon Herring conspired in the cocaine case, but he was not arrested Wednesday.
Another warrant issued early Wednesday charged King with being part of the common-law robbery of a phone from a man that Herring was accused of when he was arrested.
It was unclear if Evon Herring and Lonnie Herring were related.
A second man, who records do not show was arrested, was listed in the arrest warrants as a conspirator, too.