Richmond man charged with trafficking heroin

With previous investigations providing evidence, officers with the Richmond Police Department served a search warrant on McDaniel Avenue because it was suspected that Demetrius "Chuck" Marshall, 35, was trafficking heroin from the home.

Upon entry, Marshall and his roommate were identified by police. In Marshall's room, officers were able to located $123. In the living room, they found a small bag of marijuana, loose marijuana, and a safe with $31. In the utility room in the kitchen, they found a 100 gram calibration weight on the TV stand, a plastic bag of white powder substance suspected to be heroin, one bottle of promethazine, an 30 milligram Oxycodone pill, $955 on his person and two cellular phone.

According to the police citation, Marshall said the marijuana was for personal use, and denied trafficking heroin.

He is charged with first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), first offense trafficking a controlled substance (heroin), possession of marijuana, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, and third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified).

Other arrests include:

• Melvin Young Jr., 44, Water Street, Berea, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) minor injury.

• Herbert Powell, 41, Irvine, second-degree escape and tampering with a prisoner monitoring device.

• Timothy Burns, 46, South Killarney Lane, Richmond, tampering with physical evidence, first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance(methamphetamine), buy or possessing drug paraphernalia, and first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin).

• Rahef Mohamad, 22, Lexington, possession of marijuana and first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

• Williams Fredrick, 40, address unknown, third-degree criminal trespassing.

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