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William Ryan Wimbish
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Hickory Man Arrested On Morganton Drug Charges

36-year-old William Ryan Wimbish of 12th Street Drive NW in Hickory was arrested Monday (October 17) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Monday a Public Safety Officer responded to Walmart on Morganton Heights Boulevard in Morganton in reference to a suspicious person. The officer made contact with the suspect, Wimbish. According to police reports, .9 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found by the officer.

Wimbish was brought to the Burke County Jail under a $3,000 secured bond. He is not listed as an inmate in Burke County today (October 19). A District Court date is set for Thursday (October 20).