POLICE: Two arrested for lewd activity and drug use in New Bern parking lot

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) – Police say a man and woman were taken into custody for engaging in lewd activity on Saturday morning in New Bern.

According to the New Bern Police Department, they were contacted at 11:47 am by a citizen who reported two individuals in the parking lot of 1400 Lowe’s Boulevard.

Officers say they discovered, 47-year-old Steven Whealton and 39-year-old Rene Riggleman inside a vehicle with marijuana, Clonazepam, cocaine and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Police say Whelton and Riggleman were charged with the indecent exposure, felony possession of cocaine, simple Possession of Schedule IV and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They say both suspects were transported to the Craven County jail and placed under a $20,000 secured bond.

Their court appearance is set for Monday, April 22, 2024.