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Pair charged with selling knock-off goods

Posted March 18, 2010

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— Garner police arrested two men Thursday on charges of selling counterfeit shoes, clothing and handbags.

Erron Dell Walker, 27, and Eric Dell Walker, 47, both of 1101 Curtiss Drive in Garner, were charged with four counts each of criminal use of a counterfeit trademark. Erron Walker also was charged with possession of alcohol without a permit.

The arrests follow an investigation that started in December, when police found a large quantity of liquor in a storage unit on U.S. Highway 70 being used by Erron Walker, police said. A search of the unit also turned up various items bearing Nike, Timberland, Coach, Prada, Chanel and other labels.

Agents with the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force in the North Carolina Secretary of State's Office were called in to identify what items were knock-offs.

Police on Thursday searched the Walkers' home, another residence at 5745 Jones Sausage Road and the EZ Jeans store, at 1807 Garner Road, that the Walkers operate. Additional counterfeit merchandise, cash, stolen firearms and other items were seized in the searches, police said, and additional charges are expected against the men.

Raleigh police and agents with the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force seized knock-off goods in the EZ Jeans store in September.

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  • Mom2two Mar 19, 2010

    You know: A Mike is an "Air Jordan."

  • ABM Mar 19, 2010

    I don’t see the problem, you know it's fake, 100% of the time you can touch it and tell its fake, the other 100% the price tells you it's a fake.

    On the other hand, why are the police wasting tax payer money chasing fake clothes, I don't see them in CVS, Walgreen’s, or any other drug store taking all the generic drugs, if they did that I am sure the drug companies would be happy, but it would sure make some consumers very upset..

    Just my thought for the day...

  • dwarner3 Mar 19, 2010

    Really, I am not about to pay the price of a real nike shoe so if I buy a knock-off because I want to, what's the big deal. Don't we have some "real" crimes to solve ??

  • ANGELLUV Mar 19, 2010

    Okay...first of all why would you go and do the same thing again that you were already arrested for back in September? Thats not being very smart or did you not learn your lesson? Secondly, they should distribute the clothes and goods to the homeless but I think they will either burn the stuff or send it overseas....now thats a shame!

  • piknowles4 Mar 18, 2010

    "Hey, at least it's shoes and not drugs they're selling"...... I wouldn't speak too soon. I'm sure the investigation's not over.

  • mebgirl1984 Mar 18, 2010

    Hey, at least it's shoes and not drugs that they're selling.

  • Eastern N.C. Native Mar 18, 2010

    I'm guessing they corrected the "MIKE" issue because I can't seem to find it.

  • luvdolphin2 Mar 18, 2010

    My thoughts exactly Kris0805. Apparently no one proof read the article before posting it!

  • hallmark Mar 18, 2010

    I hope they distribute the counterfeit goods of clothing and shoes to the homeless population right here in Raleigh who need these items instead of sending it overseas like the last loads they confiscated.

  • See Chart Mar 18, 2010

    NYC police have been cracking down on this type of crime
    many buses full of NC people come to Broadway and buy this
    bootleg stuff to resell in NC,now as the NYPD is doing such
    a good job busting this stuff ,local people are doing this
    crime a knock off coachbag costs one tenth the cost of the real
    thing.

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