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Patrick Tyler Wooten
Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Man Stopped On Dirt Bike, Charged With Meth, Cocaine Possession

30-year-old Patrick Tyler Wooten of the Davie County town of Mocksville was arrested Saturday (May 6) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance. Wooten is also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed gun.

On Saturday, deputies saw an individual riding a dirt bike on West Memorial Highway with no registration plates or lights, and the operator was not wearing a helmet. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the dirt bike and made contact with the operator, identified as Patrick Tyler Wooten.

Wooten told deputies he had a handgun which was concealed inside his sweater pocket. Officers found the Smith and Wesson handgun in his possession. While searching for other weapons, deputies found 1.86 grams of methamphetamine, 0.11 grams of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.

According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website, Wooten’s criminal history includes misdemeanor convictions in Iredell and Davie County in 2017 and 2019. He was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center following his arrest Saturday and received a $15,000 secured bond. He is not listed as an inmate in Iredell County today (May 10). His next District Court date is scheduled for May 30.