Nathaniel Abraham arraigned on drug charges
Pontiac — Nathaniel Abraham, one of the youngest people in Michigan to be charged with murder, is back in jail.
Abraham, 33, is in the Oakland County Jail on a drug charge, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.He was arraigned Friday on three charges of selling a controlled substance/amphetamine and faces six more charges. Possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Abraham was arrestedon the front porch of a residenceThursday night by Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team officers after search warrants were executed at two Pontiac addresses. Undercover officers reportedly made “hand-to-hand buys” of methamphetamine from Abraham on several occasions, according to Paul Walton, Oakland County Chief Assistant Prosecutor.
Evidence found at the residence, in the 200 block of Warwick Street, included nearly 5 grams of meth, $3,000, digital scales and documents for Abraham, the Sheriff's Office said.
Abraham was arraigned at the 47th District Court Friday on three counts of controlled substance - delivery or manufacturing of heroin and meth. His bond was set at $100,000. He is scheduled to be back in court at 8:30 a.m. on March 13.
Abraham is also facing six counts of controlled substance charges, one for maintaining a drug house. Each charge carries a 20-year felony or a fine of $25,000 each.
He is expected to be arraigned Saturday in the 50th District Court in Pontiac.
The charges brought Friday are the latest in a long list of legal troubles for Abraham, who made national headlines in 1997, when at age 11 he fatally shot 18-year-old Ronnie Green in the head with a stolen .22-caliber rifle.
An Oakland County judge sentenced Abraham, who was in the sixth grade at the time, for second-degree murder as a juvenile. He was released from prison in 2007 at age 21.
In 2008, Abraham was caught dealing ecstasy pills from the trunk of his car. He was found guilty and sent back to prison to serve a 4- 20-year sentence. While in prison, Abraham was accused of assaulting two corrections officers in Adrian. He was released from parole in June 2018.
In August, he was charged with assaulting a police officer in Pontiac after fighting with sheriff's deputies and resisting arrest. Deputies were looking for Abraham because he failed to turn himself in at 50th District Court to be arraigned on an indecent exposure charge stemming from an incident in Pontiac.
Deputies said they were forced to use a Taser to take him into custody because he struck them.
He was charged with assaulting/resisting a police officer causing injury, a four-year felony; and two counts of felony assault/resisting a police officer, which each carry two-year prison terms.
Abraham was out on bond on the indecent exposure case and the resisting arrest case when he was arrested Thursday. Earlier the same day, he was in court for a preliminary examination hearing on the case. The hearing was adjourned until March 21 because Abraham had been appointed a new attorney.
Staff Writers Mike Martindale and Sarah Rahal contributed.