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Police act on instincts, find drugs and gun

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Reginald Lamont Wilkins (Source: NHC Jail) Reginald Lamont Wilkins (Source: NHC Jail)
Blanton says a brief scuffle took place, but that the officers were able to recover a hand gun and an unknown amount of cocaine and heroin from Wilkins. Blanton says a brief scuffle took place, but that the officers were able to recover a hand gun and an unknown amount of cocaine and heroin from Wilkins.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A man was arrested Monday night after Wilmington Police Officers acted on their instincts.

According to Lt. Blanton with the Wilmington Police Department, 33-year-old Reginald Lamont Wilkins ran from officers who were trying to talk with him.

Wilkins refused to show police his hands and took off running. He was eventually run down by police in the 900 block of Emory Street in the Creekwood Community.

Blanton says a brief scuffle took place, but officers were able to recover a hand gun and an unknown amount of cocaine and heroin from Wilkins. Charges are pending at the moment, but will include weapon and drug charges.

Wilkins was found to be on the Wilmington Housing Authority's no trespassing list. He also had several previous arrests dating back to 2000.

Blanton says this is a case where good police instinct helped officers get drugs off the street.

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