Friday, March 31, 2023

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Sheriff’s stop for broken tail light nets arrest on six drug charges for driver


A traffic stop Saturday on Maple Avenue by the Alamance County sheriff’s office for a faulty brake light ended up resulting in six drug-related charges for the driver.

After a K9 unit alerted to drugs, a subsequent search of the vehicle netted a plastic bag of crystal methamphetamine under the gear shift, as well as a loaded 9mm handgun behind the center console, as well as marijuana, digital scales, and needles, according to the sheriff’s office.

Antonio Onofrio Wakefield, white, male, 36, or 211 West Parker Street in Graham has been charged with three felonies and three misdemeanors:

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Felonies:  possession with intent to distribute a Schedule 2 controlled substance; maintaining a dwelling/vehicle for controlled substances; and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Misdemeanors: possession of a Schedule 6 controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; and carrying a concealed weapon.

Wakefield was placed under a $20,000 bond.

See results of recent multi-jurisdictional, multi-year investigation: 53 arrested on drug, violence, and gang charges:

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