Thursday, 17 June 2021 15:39

REPORT: Meth found on Rockingham ID theft suspect

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ROCKINGHAM — A man wanted for identity theft was allegedly carrying meth when police served him with arrest warrants at a retail store.

According to an incident report, an officer was serving active warrants on 28-year-old Timothy Justin Wayne West around 5:14 p.m. June 16 at Family Dollar

The officer allegedly found 1 gram of a white rock-like substance, presumed to be meth, on West’s person. West was also reportedly carrying a knife, according to the report.

He was charged with a single count of possession of methamphetamine and given a $5,000 secured bond, according to online records with the Richmond County Jail.

Jail records also show West is charged with three counts each of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses and is being held on a $15,000 secured bond for those charges.

West is scheduled to appear in court July 8 on the combined recent charges.

Online court records show West has pending charges of misdemeanor larceny and driving while impaired. He also has traffic citations in both Richmond and Scotland counties.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show West was previously convicted of misdemeanor breaking and entering in 2010.

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