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January 25, 2014

Man faces heroin charges after search

NEW CASTLE — A former Detroit resident was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly sold heroin during a controlled buy a year ago.

New Castle police and members of the District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and Special Investigative Unit served a search warrant at the home of Juan Deametrice Williams, 30, at 616 Raymond St. around 6 a.m. Williams also has a listed address at 713 Arlington Ave.

Police Chief Bobby Salem said four people were in the house when officers arrived and Williams was taken into custody. The other three individuals were released.

Police seized $1,515, scales and drug paraphernalia, but no narcotics, Salem said.

Williams’ arrest stems from an investigation in which a confidential informant went to his Arlington Avenue address the afternoon of Jan. 14, 2013, and allegedly bought two folded lottery tickets containing suspected heroin while under surveillance by police.

The suspected narcotics were sent to a police crime lab for analysis.

Williams was charged Thursday with possession of heroin and possession with intent to deliver in connection with the alleged 2013 transaction. Police said more charges may be pending from Thursday’s raid at his house.

Williams was arraigned Thursday on the heroin-related charges by District Judge Melissa A. Amodie, who set his bond at $10,000.

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