Home Crime Pair charged in Richmond County meth, weed bust; 2 others served outstanding...

Pair charged in Richmond County meth, weed bust; 2 others served outstanding warrants

Brian Michael Wilder, Vickie Lynn Davis

ROCKINGHAM — A man and woman are facing felony drug charges after investigators from two agencies executed a search warrant.

According to a press release issued Tuesday by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, investigators with the Community Impact Team and the Rockingham Police Department’s Vice/Narcotics Unit on Monday, Sept. 12 searched a home on John Chavis Road, just east of the Rockingham city limit, following an investigation into multiple complaints of drug activity.

Investigators reportedly seized more than 25 grams of meth, 144 grams of pot and “numerous items used to induce and package illegal narcotics.”

Brian Michael Wilder, 37, of Rockingham, was arrested and charged with: possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; possession of methamphetamine; possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Investigators also charged 67-year-old Vickie Lynn Davis with: possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wilder was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond and Davis was given a $20,000 secured bond. Davis did not appear to be in jail Tuesday afternoon. Wilder is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 22, and, presumably, so is Davis.

Two other women who were at the residence were arrested on outstanding warrants from other counties.

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Sheri Lee Williams, left; Gabrielle Maria Wright

Sherri Lee Williams, 39, of Rockingham, was wanted for aiding and abetting impaired driving in Bladen County. She is being held on a $2,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 3.

Gabrielle Maria Wright, 28, also of Rockingham, was wanted in Columbus County. The press release did not list her charge(s). She was booked under a $4,500 secured bond, but did not appear to be in jail Monday afternoon.

Online court records show Wilder has pending charges in Richmond County District Court of carrying a concealed gun and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as charges in Richmond County Superior Court of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both cases stem from 2021.

There are no current court appearances scheduled for the other defendants.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Wilder has previous convictions in the following counties:

  • Bladen – driving while license revoked (2006); driving while impaired (2007); operating a vehicle without a license (2011)
  • Richmond – driving while license revoked (2011, 2017)
  • Robeson – driving while license revoked, speeding (2011)
  • Randolph – driving while license revoked (2018, twice in 2019); operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility.

Davis, Williams and Wright do not appear to have any previous convictions in North Carolina.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.