Three Dare County men arrested on heroin charges

By on September 30, 2012

Two people were arrested last week on heroin charges in Kill Devil Hills and a third suspect was subsequently picked up in Southern Shores.

Michael Melchi

The arrests were the result of an investigation by the Dare County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit in conjunction with the Kill Devil Hills Police Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of investigation.

Arrested Sept. 24 in Kill Devil Hills, the sheriff’s office reported, was Michael Stuart Melchi, 51, of the the 1200 block of Virginia Dare Trail in Kill Devil Hills.

James Melchi

He was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, selling or delivering heroin and two counts of conspiracy to sell or deliver heroin. Melchi was committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $40,000 bond.

Also arrested was James Willard Melchi, 67, of the same address on a charge of conspiracy to sell or deliver heroin. He was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Claude Renaud

Further investigation led to the arrest of Claude Renaud, 57, of Ginguite Trail in Southern Shores.

He was charged with the sale or delivery of heroin, conspiracy to sell or deliver heroin and possession of heroin and was released on $25,000 bond, according to a sheriff’s office statement.

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