STATESVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Iredell County Sheriff’s deputies stopped an SUV making multiple traffic violations and arrested a reported gang member last week.

Deputies observed Dwight Connie Reed’s 2023 Jeep Wrangler on Interstate-77 south near the 61-mile marker, making multiple traffic violations. 

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Deputies stopped Reed and learned he was listed in the National Database by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) as a violent criminal gang member. Deputies arrested the Buffalo, N.Y. resident, with 28 pounds of high-grade marijuana, on March 22.

Reed was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center. Reed received a $300,000 secured bond; his first court date is set for April 12.

Reed is facing charges of:

  • 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