Son of former state Rep. facing drug charges

David Austin Redwine


     A traffic stop near Tabor City has resulted in felony drug charges for a Brunswick County man with a familiar name in politics.

     David Austin Redwine, 32, of Longwood Road NW in Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule 3 controlled substance and heroin, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, following the traffic stop east of Tabor City Thursday night, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said.

     Redwine was held at the Columbus County Detention Center in Whiteville under bonds totaling $50,000.

     Redwine is the son of former state Rep. David Redwine, who represented both Brunswick and at times Columbus County for nearly two decades beginning in 1983.

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