Duluth man faces heroin chargesA Duluth man accused of selling more than four grams of heroin in Superior during a two-week period made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Thursday.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Duluth man accused of selling more than four grams of heroin in Superior during a two-week period made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Thursday.
Demetrius Vershaun Bowen, 21, faces eight felony counts — seven for delivery of heroin and one for possession of narcotic drugs. Cash bail was set at $3,000 with the condition that Bowen not use or possess any controlled substances or drug paraphernalia. He remains in custody at the Douglas County Jail.
According to the criminal complaint:
Bowen sold heroin seven times during drug buys monitored by Superior police in October and November. The majority of the buys took place at an apartment on the 1700 block of Ogden Avenue.
While the criminal complaint states Bowen was living at the Ogden Avenue apartment at the time of the drug buys, court records show a change of address to Duluth.
Bowen was one of two men arrested in June during a Superior drug bust that netted nearly $40,000 worth of heroin and a firearm, according to information released by Superior Police Department. The other man arrested, 28-year-old Leroy Leneer Calvin of Chicago, Ill., faces felony counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin and theft stemming from the June arrest. No charges were filed against Bowen at the time.
A preliminary hearing for Bowen is scheduled for today in Douglas County Circuit Court.