WFPD Traffic Stop Leads to the Recovery of a Stolen Firearm and Narcotics

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Charles Wilburn

On Monday, July 31st, at approximately 10:30 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed the driver of a 2010 silver Nissan commit a traffic violation in the 1600 block of 13th.  A Traffic stop of the vehicle was conducted and contact was made with the occupants.

While speaking to the passenger the distinct odor of Marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle.  Both the driver and passenger were removed from the vehicle and a search of the vehicle and occupants was conducted.  While searching the passenger, who was identified as 36 year old Charles Wilborn, officers located a clear plastic baggie with a crystalline substance inside a fanny pack that he was wearing.  The substance was field tested and it showed a positive result for Methamphetamine. It weighed 0.46 grams. Also, inside the fanny pack officers found a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun. A records check was conducted on the pistol and it was found to be stolen.  A records check on Wiborn confirmed that he was a convicted felon. While searching the vehicle where Wilborn had been sitting officers located a cigar box that contained a bag with a green leafy substance that filed tested positive for marijuana; it weighed .067 grams.

Wilborn was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one under 1 gram, possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces, theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by felon.

The driver of the vehicle was released at the scene.

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