Police: Man charged with selling drug to undercover officers
A Salisbury man who investigators said had been selling narcotics to undercover police officers was charged this week with felony cocaine possession.
Salisbury Police charged James Edward Wix Jr., 23, of the 200 block of Butterfly Lane, with felony sell/deliver a controlled substance schedule II, misdemeanor maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for controlled substances, and misdemeanor simple marijuana possession.
A report said Wix sold three grams of cocaine to a detective. He was arrested, and upon searching him, officers found one gram of marijuana on him. Investigators had previously bought drugs from Wix at his Matika Drive home, but he moved last week, said Capt. Melonie Thompson.
Investigators with the police department’s narcotics division and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team served the warrants.
Salisbury Police also served arrest warrants on Wix for felony sell/deliver a controlled substance schedule II, misdemeanor maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for controlled substances, felony obtaining a controlled substance by fraud/forgery and felony possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled schedule II substance. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.