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Two Raleigh, Two Maryland Men Arrested On Drug Charges

Drug offenses involving marijuana, opium and heroin were at the center of four arrests over the past weekend by Raleigh police.

Police did not say whether the Nguyens are related; Thai's charges came about three hours after Thuong's arrest and involve accusations that Thai had delivered the marijuana to Thuong. Both were being held on $125,000 bail.

Fitch and Allen were arrested together on New Bern Avenue. Fitch's bail was set at $1.5 million; Allen's was set a $3 million.

Determining Pretrial Release In North Carolina

Bail is set, or a bail bond is required, to ensure that a person accused of a crime will return to court to face the criminal charges. A judge or magistrate can set the terms for pretrial release that he or she believes are necessary to secure an accused's appearance, including:

  • A written promise to return
  • An unsecured bond
  • Under the supervision of a specific person or organization
  • A secured bond
  • House arrest with electronic monitoring

An individual's prior criminal history as well as the crime charged are considered in setting conditions of pretrial release

Source: Raleigh News and Observer, "Raleigh police charge four men in two drug cases," October 8, 2012

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