by: Tina Terry Updated:
YORK COUNTY, S.C. - Prominent York County businessman Mike Wiley was silent Wednesday night as he walked into a magistrate courtroom.
Wiley attended an extradition hearing for several drug charges leveled against him by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office in California.
The department charged him with cultivation of marijuana, possession of the drug and possession of an assault weapon.
He was arrested Wednesday on a fugitive warrant and detained at the Moss Justice Center in York County.
An incident report said 92 pounds of marijuana were mailed to Wiley’s York County house, but officers in Butte County intercepted the shipment.
Officers checked and found six prior shipments of the same weight were sent to the house in the past. York County drug agents searched the house and found a small amount of marijuana.
Wiley’s attorney asked a judge Wednesday night to release his client on bond. He also decided against waiving extradition.
The judge decided to deny bond. Wiley could wait up to 21 days for a court hearing with the state and his attorney. At that hearing, a judge will decide whether he is extradited to face the charges against him.