A 47-year-old man who served time in state prison after being convicted in 1994 of second-degree murder in Wake County is behind bars again, this time on illegal drug-related charges in Nash County.
Wayne Douglas Wilson is charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by manufacturing, maintaining a dwelling for the purposes of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia, Nash County Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said in a press release on Tuesday.
Wilson also is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, Medina said.
Wilson was arrested after deputies and members of the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force at about 3:30 p.m. on Monday executed a search warrant in the 13000 block of Cope Avenue in Middlesex, Medina said.
Nearly 1.7 ounces of assorted crack and powder cocaine, assorted drug paraphernalia, a pistol and about $2,000 were seized, Medina said.
Wilson is jailed under a $100,000 secured bond at the Nash County Detention Center, Medina said.
News reports said Wilson was sentenced to 17 years in prison for fatally shooting Lisa Dickerson in 1993 outside Joyce’s Grill in Zebulon.
Additionally, state Public Safety records show Wilson was convicted in 1999 for escaping from prison and in 2001 for having a controlled substance in a penal institution.
The records also show he was convicted in 1991 in Jackson County in the far western part of the state for larceny over $200 and misdemeanor breaking and entering.