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Man faces methamphetamine, trafficking charges

WILMINGTON — A man has been arrested after a traffic stop on Saturday evening for multiple drug offenses.

The Wilmington Police Department made the stop near 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the 1500 block of Church Street. They pulled over 43-year-old Frederick Rich of Clinton for a window tint violation.

Assisting the officers was the K9 Unit after a search of the vehicle. They confiscated 46 grams of methamphetamine, in addition to drug paraphernalia.

Rich was arrested and charged with felony possession schedule II controlled substance, PWIMSD methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine, window tinting violation, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

He is currently being held at the NHCSO Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

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Shea Carver
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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