A man has been charged with child abuse after deputies said he was in possession of drugs and a firearm near an 11-month-old.
Montrell Wilson, of Leland, was charged with:
- Trafficking in cocaine by possession, transport, and manufacture
- Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine
- Maintaining a place to keep controlled substances
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Misdemeanor Child Abuse
The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Wilson’s vehicle for a traffic violation on I-40 on December 28.
Deputies said they found 112 grams of powdered cocaine and a firearm.
Wilson is also a convicted felon, deputies said.
According to deputies, Wilson had an 11-month-old child in the vehicle with him at the moment of the incident.
Wilson was sent to the Duplin County Jail under a $250,000 bond.