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Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges, arrests

Mable Garris was one of four people charged Tuesday afternoon in a traffic stop on Castle Street.

WILMINGTON — A traffic stop conducted Tuesday has led to multiple arrests and drugs removed from the streets.

At 5:52 p.m. in the 1500 block of Castle Street, officers pulled over a vehicle and called in the Wilmington Police Department K9 unit to locate narcotics. The WPD 19 dosage units of fentanyl, buprenorphine, crack/cocaine, a crack pipe, and drug paraphernalia. 

53-year-old Gregory Dingle was cited for NOL and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

53-year-old James Clarida was arrested and charged with possession schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia and was given a $5,000 unsecured bond. 

44-year-old Darrell Batts was charged with possession schedule II, possession schedule IV, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was given a $5,000 unsecured bond. 

70-year-old Mable Garris was charged with PWISD schedule II, possession schedule II, possession of drug Paraphernalia, and was served an outstanding warrant. She was given a $391,000 secured bond and is being held at the NHCSO Detention Center.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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