North Charleston man arrested on heroin charge

Henry Coaxum, 41, of Alabama Drive, North Charleston, was served with arrest warrants on Jun. 18, 2013 accusing him of possession of heroin and related charges, according to the Charleston Police Department. Coaxum was in jail on unrelated charges, police said.

Charleston police have arrested a jailed North Charleston man on a heroin charge.

Henry Coaxum Jr., 41, of Alabama Drive, who was on probation for possession of heroin, is charged with distribution of heroin and distribution of a controlled substance within close proximity of a school, police spokesman Charles Francis said.

Coaxum had been found with a gram of heroin in his possession during an undercover operation on Orange Grove Road in West Ashley, police said.

Arrest warrants for Coaxum were served at the Al Cannon Detention Center, where he is being held on unrelated charges, Francis said.