After playing witness to a drug transaction, authorities arrested three people and cited another in Mount Airy last week.
On Thursday at about 12:05 p.m. Mount Airy Police and Surry County Sheriff’s Office officials arrested Roy Dale Collins, 53, of Lakemont Trail in Mount Airy, Demarko Antonio Moore, 27, of Midway Street in Mount Airy and Antonio Thomas Carter, 33, of Hardin Reynolds Road in Critz, Virginia.
According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, the arrests were the result of an ongoing investigation by both law enforcement agencies which were sparked by complaints relayed to authorities. After watching a drug transaction occur at the Speedway located at 840 West Pine Street, authorities moved on the suspects.
The statement indicates officials with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division stopped the vehicle Collins was operating on Beasley Street after the alleged transaction took place. Detectives allegedly found methamphetamine in Collins’ sock. He was also operating the vehicle with an expired driver’s license.
Collins was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and no operator’s licence. Collins bond was set at $5,000, secured.
On Monday, an official from the Surry County Detention Center indicated Collins had posted bond and was no longer detained there.
After the alleged drug deal went down, sheriff’s office officials also stopped the 1999 Ford Explorer Carter was operating in the parking lot at the gas station, according to the statement. Moore and another passenger were also in the vehicle. Detectives used a canine to search around the Explorer, and the dog indicated there were drugs in the automobile.
When detectives searched the vehicle, they allegedly found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia such as a glass smoking device, scales and marijuana paraphernalia.
Moore was arrested and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession with the intent to sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He was also served with nine outstanding warrants.
As of Monday, Moore was still in custody at the detention center, his bond set at $41,000, secured.
According to N.C. Department of Public Safety records, Moore was convicted of possession of a schedule II controlled substance in May of last year and was sentenced to 12 months probation.
Carter was charged with maintaining a vehicle for trafficking a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He was also served with a fugitive warrant from another state.
As of Monday afternoon, Carter was still being held on a $75,000 secured bond at the jail.
The other passenger in the Ford Explorer, Allison Edwards, was cited on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly possessing a hypodermic needle.