Couple charged with felony marijuana possession, man wanted on federal fugitive warrant

Published 12:25 am Saturday, May 13, 2017

SALISBURY — Rowan County authorities charged a Salisbury man and woman with felony marijuana possession after a traffic stop.

The man is wanted in Texas on a federal fugitive warrant.

Officials said a deputy stopped a car in China Grove with the man, woman and four small children inside. The deputy found just over half a pound of marijuana.

The driver, Tiodomira Anna Arie Caudillo, seemed nervous, officials said during the stop. She was stopped for not having a tag light and improper placement of her license plate. The tag was in the rear window of the 2008 white Saturn, which had a Texas license plate.

Master Deputy Andrew Rowland stopped the vehicle at the Rushco gas station at U.S. 29 and Church Street. Rowland called for assistance because Caudillo seemed nervous and he smelled raw marijuana as he approached the car.

The passenger was identified as Timothy Paul Wiseman Jr., who is wanted on federal warrants for possession of a firearm by a felon. Wiseman was noted to be armed and dangerous. He is also wanted in Texas for child support violations. According to Rowan officials, Texas authorities said they would not extradite Wiseman.

Wiseman, 25, of 408 N. Craige St., was held on a federal detainer and charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for the sale of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and child abuse.

Caudillo, 25, of 116 W. Lafayette St., was charged with the same offenses.

Officers searched the Saturn and found a green canvas bag in the front passenger floorboard area. The bag had four pint-sized Mason jars full of marijuana and a Tupperware bowl that contained marijuana along with a grinder and two sets of digital scales.

They also found a large plastic bag containing marijuana between the driver’s seat and console.

The children were turned over to a relative, and Rowan County Social Services was notified.

Wiseman and Caudillo were placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $15,000 bond.

The total weight of the marijuana was 236 grams.

— Shavonne Walker