Twelve arrested in drug sweep

By Tom Joyce - tjoyce@civitasmedia.com
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DOBSON — Charges were announced against 12 people Saturday by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office as a result of search warrants being executed at three different locations by local and state officers.

A joint investigation into the trafficking and dealing of illegal narcotics led to the searches by members of the Sheriff’s Office, Mount Airy Police Department and State Bureau of Investigation.

This resulted in the arrests of the 12 suspects on a total of 45 offenses, which in addition to drug-related violations included outstanding charges for failing to appear in court and a probation violation against five of those involved.

The first search warrant was executed on the evening of March 2 at 163 Glenn Terrace in Mount Airy by tactical officers with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team.

They seized 26 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $2,600, 415 grams (about 1 pound) of marijuana with a street value of $4,150, drug paraphernalia and $2,512 in U.S. currency.

The second search warrant was served the same night at 132 Hassell Lane, Pilot Mountain, where officers seized small amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

”Based on the investigation, more charges are expected involving this location,” Sheriff Jimmy Combs said.

The third search warrant was served Sunday night at 882 Double Creek Road, Dobson, with officers seizing small amounts of the Scheduled II controlled substances suboxone and methamphetamine, Schedule IV diazepam and lorazepam pills and drug paraphernalia.

Combs said Saturday that about 16 officers were involved in the operation altogether, including himself, Chief Deputy Lauren Osborne, eight members of the county Special Enforcement Team and three narcotics officers, two city police representatives and one SBI officer.

Those arrested and the charges against them include:

• Justin Alexander Bond, 33, of 163 Glenn Terrace, Mount Airy, felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and deliver; felony possession of methamphetamine; felonious possession of marijuana with intent to sell and deliver; felony possession of marijuana; maintaining a drug dwelling, also a felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond additionally was the subject of an outstanding probation/parole violation warrant, for which he was jailed without privilege of bond. A separate, 10,000 secured bond was specified for him on the drug offenses.

• Calvin Wayne Bond, 36, listed as homeless, who is the brother of Justin Alexander Bond, felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and deliver, felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He also was wanted on an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court on traffic charges, and was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

• Mary Katherine Collins, 38, of 163 Glenn Terrace, Mount Airy, felony possession of methamphetamine, felony maintaining a drug dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia. Collins was jailed under a $10,600 secured bond.

• Quincey Monroe Johnson, 31, of 355 Lanfield Road, Mount Airy, who was the subject of two outstanding orders for arrest for failing to appear in court, on charges including a felony violation of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor larceny offense. Johnson was confined in the county jail under a $2,500 secured bond.

• Krystal Esperance Brown, 37, of 123 Hassell Lane, Pilot Mountain, who was taken into custody on two outstanding orders for arrest from Forsyth County for failing to appear in court, one involving a misdemeanor breaking and entering violation and the other resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer. A $7,500 secured bond was set for Brown.

• Brittney Nicole Scales, 24, of 162 Doe Run Lane, Ararat, who was taken into custody under a $3,000 secured bond on an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court for possession of drug paraphernalia and four orders for arrest for failing to appear on misdemeanor traffic violations.

• Anthony Ray Barker, 49, of 123 Hassell Lane, Pilot Mountain, one outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of possession of stolen property and seven outstanding orders for arrest for failing to appear on misdemeanor traffic charges. Bond for Barker was set at $1,500, secured.

• Travis Ray Meredith, 38, of 882 Double Creek Road, Dobson, felony possession of the Schedule II controlled substance suboxone, felony maintaining a drug dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia. Meredith was jailed under a $6,000 secured bond.

• Misty Largen Bledsoe, 40, of 882 Double Creek Road, Dobson, two counts of possession of Schedule IV controlled substances diazepam and lorazepam, felony maintaining a drug dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond for Bledsoe was set at $6,000, secured.

• Billy Craig Smith, 49, of 3660 Highway 268, Siloam, felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, with a $6,000 secured bond also set in his case.

• Rachael Mae Branch, 33, of 3660 Highway 268, Siloam, felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Branch was held under a $5,500 secured bond.

• Christopher Ray Key, 36, of 119 Iron Side Lane, Siloam, felony possession of the Schedule II controlled substance oxymorphone and possession of drug paraphernalia. Key’s bond was set at $1,000, secured.

“The number of suspects and the variety of drugs seized in this investigation demonstrates some of the challenges law enforcement face as well as the concern of exposure to the drugs and contaminated needles,” Sheriff Combs said Saturday.

While illegal drug sales and use have become widespread locally and elsewhere, Combs added Saturday that recent major busts in the area are making at least some difference.

“When those large quantities like that are coming in and you can take them off the street, that’s definitely making an impact.”

Justin Alexander Bond
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Calvin Wayne Bond
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Collins
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Johnson
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Brown
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Scales
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Barker
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Meredith
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Bledsoe
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Smith
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Branch
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Key
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By Tom Joyce

tjoyce@civitasmedia.com

Tom Joyce may be reached at 336-415-4693 or on Twitter @Me_Reporter.

Tom Joyce may be reached at 336-415-4693 or on Twitter @Me_Reporter.