Drug convictions land several in prison


By Terri Flagg - [email protected]



Surry County Courthouse


DOBSON — A Dobson man accused of trafficking meth will serve time in prison after pleading guilty to several drug charges in Surry County Superior Court on May 18.

Brian Daniel Regn, 60, of Coachlight Lane, pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine, a class C felony, sale of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession or distribution of methamphetamine precursor and maintaining a drug vehicle or dwelling.

Through a plea agreement, two counts of trafficking methamphetamine were reduced to attempted trafficking and a charge of felony conspiracy, which is a class B1 felony, was dismissed.

Regn was ordered to serve two consecutive sentences of 50 to 72 months, which totals about eight to 12 years, with 517 days credited for time served.

• Jimmy Lee Reynolds, of Mount Airy, was ordered to serve six to 17 months in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of manufacture of methamphetamine.

The charge was reduced from a class C felony to a class H felony, which applies when the offense involves packaging, repackaging, labeling or relabeling the methamphetamine container.

The defendant also pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. Charges of maintaining a drug vehicle or dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

Reynolds was credited one day for time served.

• Derrick Ray Simmons, 28, of North Main Street, Mount Airy, was sentenced to 10 to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine and two counts of misdemeanor child abuse.

Charges of sale or delivery of cocaine and conspire to sell or deliver cocaine were dismissed. Simmons was credited with 71 days for time served.

• Justin Anthony Lewis Stitch, of Falling Branch Road, Radford, Virginia, was given a 15- to 27-month active sentence after pleading guilty on May 17 to a lesser charge of attempted trafficking in cocaine.

A second count of trafficking in cocaine was dismissed along with a possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

Stith was given credit for 409 days served.

• Four felonious drug charges were dismissed against Marquita Shani Ward, 36, of Burton Street, Mount Airy.

Ward had been charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine and one count each of maintaining a drug vehicle or dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to court documents, a co-defendant took responsibility for the July 2013 offenses and is currently serving a federal sentence.

• On May 17, Ricky Odell Whitaker, 42, of Wilbur Doss Road, Dobson, pleaded guilty to maintaining a drug vehicle or swelling, possession or distribution of methamphetamine precursor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and felony conspiracy were dismissed.

He was given a 15- to 27-month active sentence with 262 days credited for time served.

• The state dismissed two charges against Emily Nicole White, 21, of North Main Street, Mount Airy, after a co-defendant pleaded guilty.

White faced charges of maintaining a drug vehicle or dwelling and carrying a concealed weapon.

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By Terri Flagg

[email protected]

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

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