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Stony Point Man Charged With Drug Offenses
Richard Eugene Wingate, Jr.
Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Stony Point Man Charged With Drug Offenses

41-year-old Richard Eugene Wingate, Jr. of East Lackey Farm Road in Stony Point was arrested Thursday (November 18) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver crystal methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for the sale or use of controlled substance.

On Thursday, investigators with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit searched a home on East Lackey Farm Road, near Stony Point. Narcotics Investigators received information from community members about the suspect possibly being involved in the sale of illegal drugs. A surveillance operation was established in the area. Narcotics Investigators and Road Patrol Deputies were able to make contact with individuals who had recently visited Wingate’s home. Those people were found to be in possession of narcotics.

Narcotics Investigators reportedly purchased narcotics from the residence and directly from Wingate. Based on all of the information gathered throughout this investigation, Investigators obtained a search warrant for Wingate’s residence. When the search warrant was executed, Wingate and a woman were found inside the home. During the search investigators reportedly found crystal meth.

Wingate was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was jailed under $50,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (November 19). A District Court appearance was scheduled today.