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Seven students nabbed on pot charges in Apex, Cary

Posted November 12, 2012

— Seven students from area high schools, North Carolina State University and Wake Technical Community College are facing felony marijuana charges after two rounds of arrests in Cary and Apex, according to arrest warrants.

Apex High School student Andrew Benjamin Mayhew, 17, N.C. State student Andrew Thomas Lloyd, 18, and Wake Tech student Andrew John Mitchell, 19, were arrested by Apex police at a vacant home on Markham Street Sunday.

They were each charged with intent to sell and distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mitchell, of 111 Friendly Drive in Raleigh, was also charged with maintaining a vehicle to keep drugs. He was being held Monday at the Wake County jail under a $6,000 bond.

Mayhew, of 1208 James St. in Apex, was also charged with resisting an officer. He and Lloyd, also of 111 Friendly Drive in Raleigh, have been released from jail.

Warrants state that police seized a digital scale with a green, leafy substance on it, glass pipes and zipper storage bags from Mayhew. 

Early Monday, Cary police arrested four men in Middle Creek Park.

N.C. State student Auston Patrick Haynes, 19, Middle Creek High School student Steven Charles Piccirillo, 17, Wake Tech student Alexander Leverde, 18, and Holly Springs High School student Tristan Herbert Brown, 18, were each charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession with intent to sell or deliver the drug.

Police seized more than 3 ounces of marijuana from Brown, according to a warrant. Under North Carolina law, possessing more than 1.5 ounces of marijuana is a felony.

Brown, of 4308 Ellenwood Drive in Apex, and Leverde, of Heritage Creek Drive in Apex, were being held Monday afternoon in the Wake County jail under $10,000 bonds. Haynes, of Saint Edmonds Lane in Apex, and Piccirillo, of Summer Brook Drive in Apex, have been released.

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  • itom68 Nov 21, 6:12 p.m.

    It's just weed not news!!

  • wu Nov 19, 3:28 p.m.

    They always have to make a silly bust on election year! Big boy brave cops go after young innocent children....shouldn't that be illegal???????????

  • wu Nov 19, 2:35 p.m.

    Zipper storage bags??????? Everyone knows it keeps fresher in a glass container!!!!!

  • wu Nov 19, 1:01 p.m.

    Praise jesus I can take the dead bolts off,leave my car unlocked and leave my wallet on the porch,No mo crime in Apex, boy that sure does make sense. Cost ~ $250,000 to make dat bust? What a waste of tax money! I hope those cops had their life vest on and used a lot of m-16 rifles after those dangerous teen aged cartel! For petes sake just make the non violent weed legal and tax it.Probation probation it didn't work for alcohol either! LEGALIZE MARIJUANA NOW

  • T-Man Nov 14, 3:29 p.m.

    We can all sleep soundly in Apex tonight, knowing these terrible criminals are off the streets! < end sarcasm >

  • Minarchist Nov 14, 11:55 a.m.

    yeah but if they get caught with that Percocet prescription or Xanax, no problem...the doctor gave it to them for anxiety or whatever...just as high, just as dangerous, but acceptable...legal though and I guess by your reasoning doesn't doom the future. Wow.
    NCAries
    November 13, 2012 4:30 p.m.
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    Like other sheep the only "drugs" that are ok are the ones that go through corporations and government beuraucrats. The "drugs" that grow with a seed and water are the devil. LOL poor poor people.

  • shotgun_willie Nov 14, 8:31 a.m.

    What!?!? Teenagers smoking weed at the park! What is this world coming to. Arrest those criminals!!

    Good grief. What a waist of time. These kids will probably have to pay a very small fine if anything. But the Cary PD got there headline. Way to go...

  • dwr1964 Nov 13, 5:24 p.m.

    Alcohol definitely is more deadlier than weed....free2bme

    But it's probably smoking that weed, that caused you to fall asleep in english class.

  • superman Nov 13, 5:04 p.m.

    I dont do drugs or alcohol but I would vote for it to be legal. Of course I am still kinda young at 72. Never had a trafice ticket, never had an accident and never even been thru a traffic stop. Never had a parking ticket either. I dont think pot is any worse or better than alcohol.

  • NCAries Nov 13, 4:30 p.m.

    I hope you get the picture. These kids have doomed their futures.
    sthiggs

    yeah but if they get caught with that Percocet prescription or Xanax, no problem...the doctor gave it to them for anxiety or whatever...just as high, just as dangerous, but acceptable...legal though and I guess by your reasoning doesn't doom the future. Wow.

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