Police seize marijuana, cash during checkpoint

Published 11:17 am Thursday, June 4, 2015

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

Members of the Salisbury Police Department’s Police Interdiction Team (PIT) were conducting a license checkpoint Wednesday night that yielded over 100 grams of marijuana and cash.

Police charged Kim Raynard Wiggins Sr., 48, of the 3600 block of Magnolia Drive, with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana and felony possession of a controlled substance.

Kim Wiggins was driving a silver Ford Fusion near Rowan Mill Road and Foxfire Drive when he traveled through the checkpoint.

His passenger, Tyson Dwayne Wiggins, 33, of the 300 block of Briarwood Drive, Charlotte, was also charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana and felony possession of a controlled substance.

A report said the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car before the driver let down the window. Kim Wiggins was asked to pull over and the two men were asked to step out while police searched the car.

Police found 127.5 grams of marijuana in the center console and a $4,601 in a leather case.

Kim Wiggins was convicted of misdemeanor criminal contempt in both 2011 and 2012 as well as possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, driving while impaired on multiple occasions, escape from a jail in 1996, and attempted forgery.

Tyson Wiggins was convicted of felony marijuana possession in April 2014 and was given a year and a half of probation. He’s also been convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to sell marijuana, possession with intent to sell cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kim Wiggins and Tyson Wiggins were both given a $20,000 secured bond and both have since been released from the Rowan County jail.

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