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After being jailed on methamphetamine charges during a search at their home, two Mount Airy residents were released on bond only to be caught the next day with more than 2 pounds of marijuana, city police say.


The first arrest of William Bowman, 25, and Victoria Lineback, 35, both of 525 Lovill St., occurred Monday after officers with the Mount Airy Police Department executed a search warrant at that address.


A firearm, an unspecified quantity of methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription medication and assorted drug paraphernalia were seized during the search.


Bowman and Lineback were both arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony. Bowman also was served with an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court on other, unrelated charges.


He was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond, and Lineback, a $5,000 secured bond.


“They apparently made bond,” Capt. Alan Freeman said Wednesday, and were released from custody.


But late Tuesday afternoon, the two found themselves behind bars again on felony pot charges, after a traffic stop at the intersection of North Franklin Road and Pipers Gap Road.


Freeman explained that the traffic stop resulted from officers’ knowledge that Bowman, who was operating the vehicle, had no driver’s license.


Along with 2.25 pounds of marijuana, officers located a stolen firearm in the vehicle.


Bowman was re-arrested and charged with driving while license revoked, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a drug vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed weapon.


Lineback, his passenger, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a drug vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon.


After their second arrest, Lineback and Bowman were jailed under a $25,000 secured bond each and remained in custody Wednesday afternoon.


They are scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 27 on charges related to their arrests on both days.


More violations are pending against the pair, police say.


Tom Joyce may be reached at 336-719-1924 or on Twitter @Me_Reporter.

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