More inner city scum selling poison in Duluth.

Man charged with Duluth heroin sales
By Tom Olsen Today at 7:00 p.m.

t2017 -- St. Louis County Jail -- 012617.N.DNT.HeroinC1 -- Antwan Dwayne Ray, dob: 01/21/1985

t2017 — St. Louis County Jail — 012617.N.DNT.HeroinC1 — Antwan Dwayne Ray, dob: 01/21/1985

A 32-year-old man arrested earlier this week allegedly admitted to authorities that he has no permanent address and had been making frequent trips from the Twin Cities to Duluth to sell heroin.

Antwan Dwayne Ray was formally charged Wednesday in State District Court with a felony count of first-degree sale of heroin.

Police said he was arrested Monday at a West Duluth apartment building with more than $11,000 in cash and approximately 25 grams of heroin prepackaged for sale.

Ray subsequently admitted that he had made several prior trips for the sole purpose of distributing the drug — including his most recent trip, which netted about $9,000 from 140 grams of heroin — according to the charges.

Sixth Judicial District Judge Dale Harris set Ray’s bail at $250,000 during an arraignment hearing on Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint:

Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigators obtained a search warrant for a unit at the Fairmont Apartments, 6715 Redruth St., where Ray was believed to be staying.

A 25-year-old woman who rented the apartment told police that she was a heroin addict and confirmed that she had been allowing Ray to stay at her residence in exchange for heroin.

Investigators said they found more than 50 small baggies each containing a small amount of a substance that later tested positive for heroin. The drug is commonly sold by the “point” — a slang term for one-tenth of a gram.

Authorities also found more than $11,600, mostly in a backpack where some of the heroin was located.

Ray agreed to give a statement, telling investigators that he had been staying in that apartment and that the backpack belonged to him. He said he has no permanent address, but frequently travels to Duluth to sell heroin.

He stated that he generally charges about $60-70 per half-gram.

Duluth police reported that Ray has a prior felony conviction for possession of marijuana in Indiana. If convicted on the heroin charge, he faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

Ray is due back in court on Feb. 15.

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