Police say that upon searching Wheeler, officers found a syringe, a bag containing cocaine and additional paraphernalia. When asked why he would come to the police department with drugs, Wheeler allegedly told officers he was just there to pay a traffic ticket. A subsequent search of his vehicle led to more paraphernalia to include packaging, a scale and a large glass pipe used to smoke narcotics, according to police.
Wheeler, 30, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Santa Fe City jail on a $70,000 bond. His bond was based on his extensive criminal history.