Cape man charged with heroin, marijuana possession

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A Cape Girardeau man with a history of drug convictions was charged Monday with possession of heroin and marijuana.

Raiman C. McKenny, 48, of 805 Ranney Ave., was arrested Sunday night following a suspected drug deal near Asher and Morgan Oak streets.

A police officer saw the driver of a parked 1987 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight make a possible drug transaction with a woman standing outside the car at 5:28 p.m., according to a probable-cause statement filed in the case.

According to the statement, the area is known as a drug and prostitution locale.

The woman got into the car and, after being driven about 75 yards, left the vehicle. When the car did not use a turn signal to go west onto Jefferson Avenue, the officer pulled it over.

The driver of the car, McKenny, consented to a vehicle search where 4.2 grams of marijuana were found. In a search of his person, the officer found 2.2 grams of heroin and $1,549 in cash in his pockets, the statement read.

McKenny was charged Monday with felony possession of heroin with intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. A prior and persistent offender with two previous drug-related convictions, McKenny had bond set at $75,000.

An arrest for heroin in Cape Girardeau is rare, according to police Sgt. Barry Hovis, adding that the more common drugs are methamphetamine and marijuana.

kmorrison@semissourian.com

335-6611, extension 127

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