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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest In Hayesville

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On 04/10/24 12:54 AM ,Clay County DEA Task Force Officer Tyler Faggard and Clay County K-9 Sgt Steven Smith conducted an investigative traffic stop of a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck on Ritter Road in Hayesville.


Sheriff Mark Buchanan

Dwight Jack Wilemon, 59 years of age from Marble, was found to be driving. Carolina Star Nicholson, 31 years of age from Hayesville, was found to be a passenger within the truck.


After an alert from Sgt Smith’s K-9, Luca, the truck and Wilemon’s person were searched for controlled substances. A clear baggy containing a crystal-like substance, that field tested positive as methamphetamine, was found on Wilemon’s person.


Wilemon was arrested and charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine as well as an equipment infraction. Wilemon was issued a $5000.00 secured bond, and his truck was towed to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office impound lot for safekeeping.


All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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