• 48°

Police seize marijuana, cash during checkpoint

Charged

Kim Raynard Wiggins Sr.

Kim Raynard Wiggins Sr.

Tyson Dwayne Wiggins

Tyson Dwayne Wiggins

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.

Comments

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget

Columnists

Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury

Local

City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance

Education

North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person