First Posted: 12/24/2009
HILLSVILLE, Va. An investigation of suspicious activity at a Carroll County school in the early morning hours has led to felony methamphetamine charges against a Surry County man.
At last report, George Douglas Wright, 33, of Dobson, was being held without privilege of bond in connection with the arrest announced Thursday by Carroll County, Va., Sheriff Warren Manning.
Taken into custody this week along with Wright was Billy Gene Blevins Jr., 40, of Glade Valley in Alleghany County, who also was jailed with no bond allowed.
Charges against the pair stem from an incident about 1 a.m. Tuesday at Gladeville Elementary School in the Galax area of Carroll County.
Carroll deputies Bobby Lyons and Barry Lineberry responded to that location in reference to a vehicle sitting behind the school which was found to contain the two.
After obtaining permission to search the vehicle, the officers allegedly recovered 2 ounces of methamphetamine along with a 9 mm pistol. The quantity of the drug involved has a street value of about $5,000.
Also seized was more than $1,000 in cash and the 2002 Chrysler 300M the men were in, Manning reported.
Both suspects are facing charges of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance while in possession of a firearm on school property and trespassing on school property.
Wright and Blevins were held without bond pending an arraignment in Carroll County General District Court.