Identity theft suspect arrested on drug charges in York Co.

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJune 20, 2013 

— A Charlotte man wanted for identity theft was arrested in Rock Hill after authorities found marijuana, counterfeit driver’s licenses and Viagra not prescribed to him in his rental car on Tuesday.

At about 9 a.m., agents with the county drug enforcement unit’s highway interdiction team stopped Askia Nuriddin Shabazz, 58, while he drove southbound on Interstate 77 near Exit 73, according to a York County Sheriff’s report.

One of the team’s drug dogs sniffed the car and detected marijuana, said Marvin Brown, drug unit commander. When officers searched the car, they found 8 grams of pot in individual packages.

They also found three counterfeit North Carolina driver’s licenses, receipts and papers possibly related to identity theft, the report states. They also found that he had a Viagra pill that was not prescribed to him.

Police discovered that Shabazz was wanted in Iredell County, N.C., for identity theft. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office told agents that they would extradite Shabazz.

It’s not clear why agents initially stopped Shabazz.

Shabazz was booked at the Moss Justice Center on two drug charges and as a fugitive from justice.

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