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Nathan Wilkins

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Jennifer Lilly

Sheriff: Two arrested after deputies find assortment of drugs in vehicle

Posted at 5:47 PM on Oct 4, 2019

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

Two Winston-Salem residents faces numerous felony charges after Iredell County Sheriff's Office deputies found an assortment of drugs in their vehicle during a traffic stop on Wednesday, October 2.

Sgt. Ernie Line with the ICSO Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team pulled a purple Honda Civic over on Highway 70 in eastern Iredell County, Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a news release.

After making contact with the driver, identified as 36-year-old Nathan Wilkins, Sgt. Line asked Wilkins to come back to his patrol vehicle, Campbell said. As Wilkins was getting out of his vehicle, Line saw him attempt to conceal packets of heroin by dropping them inside the vehicle, according to the news release.

Wilkins was taken into custody and a female passenger, identified as 38-yearold Jennifer Lilly, was asked to exit the vehicle, the sheriff said.

During the search of the vehicle, deputies located 30 milliliters of liquid morphine, methamphetamine, fentanyl patches, 64 grams of marijuana, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia, according to the news release.

Wilkins and Lilly were placed under arrest and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center.

Wilkins was charged with Felony Level Two Trafficking in Opium or Heroin, Felony Possession of Heroin, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Felony Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance, and two Misdemeanor Counts of Possession of Drug paraphernalia.

Lilly was charged with Felony Level Two Trafficking in Opium or Heroin, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Felony Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance, and two Misdemeanor Counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both suspects were taken before Magistrate Tutterrow, who issued each a $400,000 secured bond.

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