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Durham man arrested for drug trafficking

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Richard Lee Cates Jr. Richard Lee Cates Jr.
DURHAM, N.C. -

The Sheriff's Anti-Crime and Narcotics unit arrested a Durham man Thursday for drug related charges. 

Richard Lee Cates Jr., 23, has been charged with felony crimes, including heroin trafficking.

Cates was involved in the distribution of narcotics including marijuana and heroin. 

After an investigation the Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at his residence and found two pistols, six grams of heroin, 10 grams of marijuana and several non-prescribed Xanax pills.

Cates is charged with heroin trafficking, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, manufacturing marijuana, sell or deliver a schedule IV substance and possession of drug paraphernalia

Cates is in the Durham County Jail under a $150,000 bond.

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