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from left: Wade Wallace Doering & Michael Lamar Gaines
courtesy of Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office

Two Accused of Having Suboxone Shipped to Iredell Co. Detention Center

37-year-old Wade Wallace Doering of Mooresville and 40-year-old Michael Lamar Gaines of Akron, Ohio have both been charged by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers with felony conspiracy to introduce a controlled substance into a detention center.

On March 18, Deputies at the Iredell County Detention Center intercepted a United States Postal Service package that was marked “Urgent Legal Action.” The package was to be delivered to an inmate, Wade Wallace Doering. Deputies and Narcotics Investigators found that two of the pages in the package contained 32 suboxone strips concealed under large band-aids.

Narcotics Investigators took possession of the evidence and began their investigation. They learned that the package was sent from a Law Firm in Cleveland, Ohio. No one at that location represented Doering.

Investigators found that Doering’s cellmate, Michael Lamar Gaines, had an Ohio connection. Evidence obtained through calls made by Gaines indicated that both he and Doering were involved in the delivery. A female who sent the package from Ohio is also being investigated. Additional charges may be filed.

Doering and Gaines were both charged and placed on a no-bond hold based on each subject’s past criminal history. They will appear in District Court on the conspiracy charge on April 16.

Doering has a criminal history that includes felony second-degree kidnapping. He is a verified member of the Folk Nation Gang. Gaines has a criminal history that includes felony counts of receiving stolen property (two counts), possession of drugs, trafficking cocaine (two counts), trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in drugs (two counts), tampering with records, and assault (two counts), plus one misdemeanor count of assault.