A 25-year-old Mount Airy resident is being held on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant, Sheriff Graham Atkinson said Friday.
Anthony Lavon Depree White, aka “Ant,” is in the Surry County Jail under a $100,000 bond after being charged with two counts of the sale and delivery of cocaine, three counts of possession with the intent to sale and deliver cocaine, two counts of maintaining a drug dwelling and the possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the sheriff, city and county law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 717 Parker Road during the early morning hours Thursday following an undercover investigation.
“The search warrant was the culmination of an undercover investigation that began after information was received from concerned citizens about apparent drug activity at the residence,” Atkinson said. “Over the last several months, officers spent many hours developing information that eventually led to undercover officers purchasing crack cocaine at this address.”
While he declined to elaborate, Atkinson said some of the things learned through the undercover operation forced officers to bring the investigation to a close.
“Recent information received by the sheriff’s office necessitated that the investigation be drawn to a conclusion and the residence searched,” he said.
As officers approached the residence near dawn, a lone occupant later identified as White allegedly threw a baggie containing about a half ounce of crack cocaine out a window of the home into the yard.
He was taken into custody at the scene.
Atkinson said other charges against White are pending, and there could be other individuals charged in connection with the investigation.
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