Date/Time of Offense: Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Trafficking Marijuana by Possession
Felony Trafficking Marijuana by Transport
Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana
Felony Maintaining a Vehicle for the Sale of a Controlled Substance
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Location of Incident: Interstate 77 South 61mm
Suspect(s): Dwight Connie Reed, 36 Years Old
199 East Amherst Street
Buffalo, New York 14214
Sheriff Darren Campbell Stated: On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Deputies with the Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team conducted a traffic stop on a 2023 Jeep Wrangler on Interstate 77 south near the 61 mile marker for multiple traffic violations. During the course of the traffic stop Deputies learned that the drive of the vehicle, Dwight Connie Reed of Buffalo New York, was listed in the National Database by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) as a Violent Criminal Gang Member.
In searching the vehicle 28 pounds of high-grade marijuana was located in large suitcases. Reed was arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with Felony Trafficking Marijuana by Possession, Felony Trafficking Marijuana by Transport, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Felony Maintaining a Vehicle for the Sale of a Controlled Substance, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Reed was taken before Magistrate Nethken who issued him a 300,000.00 dollar secured bond.