Police charge suspects with drug trafficking
Police filed drug-trafficking charges Tuesday night against a Georgia man and a Zebulon woman suspected of transporting ecstasy, known by its chemical acronym MDMA.
Princeton Wayne Bellamy, 40, of 284 Fixdale Court in Winder, Ga., was charged with three counts of trafficking in ecstasy, one count of conspiring to traffic in it and one count of possession of cocaine with the intent to sell or distribute that.
Bellamy had 161 dosage units of ecstasy on one occasion and 121.5 doses a day later, as well as 1.9 grams of cocaine. according to police.
D’Angela Daisa Monk, 31, of 109 E. Judd St. in Zebulon, was charged with conspiracy and with two counts of trafficking in ecstasy.
Police arrested Monk after questioning at headquarters at 6716 Six Forks Road.
Bellamy, who was arrested at a local hotel, was being held on $500,000 bail and Monk on $100,000 bail.
Dance teacher faces child-porn charges
A local dance instructor was found guilty June 20 of viewing and sharing child pornography.
Bruce Arthur Howard, 55, was sentenced in a federal court to more than 20 years in prison.
During an investigation began in August 2011, authorities found child pornography in Howard’s home, including images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of prepubescent children and the sadistic abuse of children.
Howard was a dance instructor in studios in Zebulon, Wilson, and Knightdale.
Additionally, the investigation found Howard had also solicited a child for pornographic images and discussed engaging in sexual actions with the child.
Howard was previously convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child in 1987.