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Police: Heroin dealt through pizzeria

Posted June 1, 2009

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— The owner of an Apex pizzeria faces drug charges after police said heroin was sold at the restaurant.

John Pavlik, 30, of 118 Black Oak Place in Chapel Hill, was charged with three counts each of sales and delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance, two counts of conspiracy to commit a dfelony and one count of maintaining a place of business for the use or sale of a controlled substance.

Pavlik owns Johnny's Pizza, at 1763 W. Williams St. in Apex, and police said they searched the restaurant Saturday after determining that heroin was being sold inside.

Police also search Mojo's Bar, at 1400 Vision Drive in Apex, and charged an employee with drug offenses.

Michael Stratton, 24, of 157 Southpointe Lane in Pittsboro, was charged with three counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance and one count each of conspiracy to commit a felony and maintaining a business for the use or sale of a controlled substance.


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  • Daisygirlforever Jun 1, 2009

    Now the police just need to raid the gas station at the corner of Olde South and Penny Roads in Raleigh. That place is nortorious among kids for dealing drugs.

  • XLAW Jun 1, 2009

    Shades of the Mafia pizza connection. I guess "Johnny's" was trying to become "Al Dente" South, the pizza joint that was the center of Mafia drug distribution.

  • ncmickey Jun 1, 2009

    That aint the only pizzeria in the area that distributes heroin.....
    friend of jimmy k

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  • Poleaux Jun 1, 2009

    Dang, no wonder Johnny's pizza is so good.

    I hope it doesn't shut down, they've got some delicious cheeseburger bombers.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jun 1, 2009

    Clean'em ALL out! And don't let them go on some weak probation. Give them ALL legitimate jail time.

  • Not a fan of roses Jun 1, 2009

    I thought my pizza tasted funny.

  • andrewsnc5 Jun 1, 2009

    Was this the same guy stealing cc#'s a few weeks ago?

  • Flyswatter Jun 1, 2009