BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - What started as a regular traffic stop ended with deputies locating drugs during a strip-search and left one man facing felony charges.
Dwayne Gernard Wigfall has been arrested and charged with multiple drug-related felonies in addition to attempting to smuggle contraband into a correctional facility following a traffic stop.
Shortly after midnight Tuesday, a deputy with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office stopped a car for a moving violation on College Park Road at Gleason Drive.
After approaching the driver, the deputy reported smelling marijuana coming from the car.
Wigfall was reportedly found to be driving with a suspended license. A search of the car revealed a wide range of drug paraphernalia and illegal narcotics, including:
- 11 tablets of suspected amphetamines, dexamphetamine and oxycodone
- 10 tablets of suspected Clonazepam
- 28 tablets with names such as Alien, guppies & bricks that were determined to be MDMA and Ecstacy
- Approximately 3 grams of a green leafy substance that field tested presumptive to be marijuana
- An unknown green powder substance and another unknown substance was located but were not able to be identified
Wigfall was then arrested and taken to the Hill Finklea Detention Center pending warrant services and a bond hearing.
When he arrived at the jail, Wigfall was strip-searched due to the nature of his charges. Deputies reported finding a black bag containing three bags in his rectum. The bags reportedly contained a substance that field tested presumptive to be methamphetamines weighing roughly 36 grams.
He was given a total surety bond of $145,000.