Seven students face drug charges in Cary and Apex

Investigations by Apex and Cary police result in the arrests of students from high school, community college, and university. (Images courtesy Wake County Sheriff's Office)
November 12, 2012 9:15:14 AM PST
Seven students from local high schools, Wake Tech, and NC State University face drug charges in Apex and Cary following arrests Sunday and Monday.

The arrests were made in a public park in Cary and at a vacant lot in Apex.

The first came Sunday afternoon in a lot on Markham Street behind businesses near the NC Highway 55 and U.S. 1 interchange.

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Three teens were taken into custody after police said they found drugs.

Charged were:

  • Andrew Benjamin Mayhew, 17, student at Apex High School - charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest.
  • John Andrew Mitchell, 19, student at Wake Tech - charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for controlled substances.
  • Andrew Thomas Lloyd, 18, student at NC State University - possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Four more arrests were made after 1 a.m. Monday in Middle Creek School Park - adjacent to Middle Creek High School in south Cary.

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Arrested in the park were:

  • Alexander Leverde, 18, student at Wake Tech - charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.
  • Tristan Herbert Brown, 18, student at Holly Springs High - charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.
  • Auston Patrick Haynes, 19, student at NC State University - charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.
  • Steven Charles Piccirillo, 17, student at Middle Creek High - charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.

Police can charge someone with felony marijuana possession if the alleged amount involved is over one and a half ounces.

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