WAKE FOREST — Following an extensive multi-agency investigation, Wake Forest Police have arrested a 32-year-old East Oak Avenue resident on numerous heroin trafficking charges.
Late Thursday evening, the Wake Forest Police Department’s Tactical Service Unit arrested Henry Edward Pettaway, Jr., 110 E. Oak Ave., at his residence after he attempted to sell approximately 45.7 grams of heroin to an undercover officer. During a subsequent search of the residence, police located an additional 8.3 grams of heroin along with $700 in cash. In total, police officials say the heroin seized would have an estimated street value of approximately $100,000.
At the time of the operation police deployed a distraction device that emits a loud sound but poses no safety risk to the community.
Police charged Pettaway with six counts of trafficking heroin, three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, three counts of selling and delivering heroin, one count of maintaining a vehicle to sell and deliver heroin, and one count of maintaining a residence to sell and deliver heroin.
He is being held in the Wake County jail under $1,000,000 secured bond.
The Wake Forest Police Department wishes to acknowledge the cooperation and assistance of the Raleigh Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation.