By David Leone
RALEIGH — A repeat offender again charged with trafficking cocaine is in jail on a $5.53 million dollar bond following his arrest east of Rolesville at Quarry and Mitchell Mill roads.
Robert Lee Alston, 32, 3301 Trail Drive, Wendell, was arrested July 25 by Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy B.A. Jenkins and charged with trafficking in cocaine, maintaining a vehicle or place for a controlled substance, fleeing police, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. Alston is being held at the Wake County jail.
In the past four months, he’s also been charged with trafficking cocaine, maintaining a place for a controlled substance, identity theft, resisting arrest, and reckless driving.
According to online N.C. Department of Correction records, Alston has 10 previous convictions for drug possession with intent to sell, three for maintaining a place for a controlled substance, two for trafficking drugs, one for sale of drugs, 12 for robbery with a dangerous weapon, and one for assault, all in Wake County, dating back to 1997.
Many of the charges were consolidated for judgment, for which he served a total of seven years in prison.
A felony family affair
ROLESVILLE — A Hampton Pointe subdivision teenager who has had multiple run-ins with the law over drug offenses in the past six months is now not the only family member on the police radar.
Siddanth Sharma, 17, and Monika Sharma, 46, both of 100 Poetic Walk Drive, were arrested by Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy M. Kidwell at their residence July 24 at 9 p.m.
Both are charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver Schedule I and Schedule IV controlled substances; possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; and felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for controlled substances.
Siddanth was also charged with both sale and delivery of LSD.
The residence at 100 Poetic Walk is owned by Monika Sharma, according to online Wake County real estate records.
Siddanth had recently been charged six times with drug offenses, including for resisting a police officer June 17; felony marijuana possession June 11; felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia May 19; violating a court order Feb. 20; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia Feb. 19; and possession of controlled substances, maintaining a vehicle or place for drugs, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest Jan. 16. Neither has a criminal convictions record in North Carolina.
Drug arrest follows raid
WAKE FOREST — A man charged with drug offenses lives at the site of the recent raid by Wake County Sheriff’s deputies that startled neighbors.
Austin Sidney Norfleet, 26, 556 N. Taylor St., Wake Forest, was arrested July 25 by Raleigh Police Officer R.V. Johnson at the Wake County jail and charged with possession of up to a half ounce of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The initial arrest was made by the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.
On July 20, 20-plus officers in riot gear with assault-style rifles stormed the home at that address as part of a drug-related investigation, but the subject of the warrant wasn’t home at the time, authorities said later.
Absconder no longer
ROLESVILLE — A man whom authorities say repeatedly failed to show up in court and also didn’t report to his parole officer is now in custody, held without bond.
Kevin Terrell Jones, 27, 120 School St., Rolesville, was arrested near his residence July 25 by Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy N.O. Garuby.
He is charged with driving while license revoked, fictitious registration, fleeing arrest, resisting arrest, larceny, assault on a government official, failure to appear in court and a felony probation violation.
Jones, whom the N.C. Department of Correction lists as having absconded from probation/parole supervision, was also charged with felony larceny on January.
He has previous arrests for traffic offenses, speeding to elude arrest, resisting arrest and failure to appear in court dating back to 2007, and has convictions for driving while impaired, larceny and breaking into vehicles, for which his sentence was suspended.
He is being held until trial at the Wake County jail.