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Sheriff's Office

Posted on: March 27, 2023

FBI Violent Criminal Gang Member Arrested in Iredell County with 28 Pounds of Marijuana

Reed, Dwight

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Date/Time of Offense: Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Trafficking Marijuana by Possession

 Felony Trafficking Marijuana by Transport

 Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana

 Felony Maintaining a Vehicle for the Sale of a Controlled Substance

Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Location of Incident: Interstate 77 South 61mm

Suspect(s): Dwight Connie Reed, 36 Years Old

       199 East Amherst Street

       Buffalo, New York 14214


Sheriff Darren Campbell Stated: On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Deputies with the Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team conducted a traffic stop on a 2023 Jeep Wrangler on Interstate 77 south near the 61 mile marker for multiple traffic violations. During the course of the traffic stop Deputies learned that the drive of the vehicle, Dwight Connie Reed of Buffalo New York, was listed in the National Database by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) as a Violent Criminal Gang Member.

In searching the vehicle 28 pounds of high-grade marijuana was located in large suitcases. Reed was arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with Felony Trafficking Marijuana by Possession, Felony Trafficking Marijuana by Transport, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Felony Maintaining a Vehicle for the Sale of a Controlled Substance, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Reed was taken before Magistrate Nethken who issued him a 300,000.00 dollar secured bond.