Man Arrested On Drug And Weapon Charges

A traffic stop in Beaufort County ended with a man facing drug and weapon charges.

The Sheriff's Office was assisting a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper during the stop on Mill Road in Washington December 12.

Lawmen say they seized marijuana, drug items and a handgun from the vehicle.

Kyle West Jr., age 41 of Horse Pen Swamp Road, was arrested.

The Sheriff's Office reports the investigation showed West had previous felony convictions in Florida.

Authorities got a warrant charging West with possession of a firearm by a felon. They say West turned himself in on December 22.

He was given a $5,000 unsecured bond, processed through the Beaufort County Detention Center and released.

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  • by dirty harry Location: Washington on Dec 25, 2011 at 06:50 PM
    WOW. Hes a real eye catcher. Look out ladys he's on the prowl. Yea he would give pee wee a run for his money.
  • by JusticeForAll on Dec 25, 2011 at 06:22 PM
    This story is obviously made-up and completely fictional. It is against NC State law and Federal law for a convicted felon to possess a firearm. Since everyone knows that "gun control" laws always work, there is simply no way this man could have had a gun in his car... Please, WITN, when will you stop publishing these fictional, made-up stories?...
  • by christy Location: washington on Dec 25, 2011 at 08:07 AM
    Well this man has been in my family for over 15 years if that is all he does is a little pot that's ok the stuff that went on in flordia that was along time ago everyone has stuff that went on when they were younger so get off it and I hope u have a merry christmas becouse u will always be my bother inlaw no matter what is said
  • by Lol Location: Washington on Dec 23, 2011 at 10:18 PM
    It took 10 days to determine it was marijuana and that he was a felon with a gun? Sounds little hokie to me......
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2011 at 05:08 PM
    Oh jeez, look at this guy. Wouldn't harm a fly. Merry Christmas little fella.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 23, 2011 at 05:02 PM
    A criminal record will follow you even after death.Jesus forgives man don't.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:47 PM
    I am surprised they spotted him in his pee wee herman disguise.
  • by allen Location: Washington on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:07 PM
    Lol. The messed up thing is the gun is mine an he didn't even know I left it in his ride
  • by allen Location: Washington on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:02 PM
    Everyone fast at judging someone. Lot of you need to look in the mirror. Lol. Smh
  • by john Location: farmville on Dec 23, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    you country bumpkin once a felon it will stay with you check your record
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