DOBSON — Officers with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office made arrests in two separate cases this week related to manufacturing or selling of illegal narcotics.
On Monday, a brother and sister from Surry County were arrested on charges related to the possession and selling of methamphetamine after an investigation led to undercover purchases.
According to Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson, the sheriff’s office received information that Albert Andrew Ayers, 50, of 133 Ayers Lane, Mount Airy, and Judy Ayers Morris, 52, of 137 Wilderness Trail, Lowgap, were possibly selling illegal narcotics. He said the two are also known by their street names — Ayers as “Ringo” and Morris as “Junk Yard Judy.”
A written statement from the sheriff’s office stated that the investigation started on Beamer Road in Mount Airy. Atkinson said the investigation lasted about two weeks and was a quick operation that led to undercover purchases, with Morris and Ayers working together to allegedly sell methamphetamine.
Ayers was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, felony selling and delivering methamphetamine, felony conspiracy to sell methamphetamine, felony maintaining a drug house, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $100,000 secured.
Morris was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and felony conspiracy to sell methamphetamine. Her bond was set at $50,000 secured.
On Tuesday, Kevin Javier Salazar, 21, of 474 Salem Wood Trail, Dobson, was arrested after marijuana plants were found growing under a metal carport in the driveway at his residence. Six marijuana plants were found under the carport. During a search of the residence, officers found processed marijuana, smoking pipes and scales. The search was the result of citizen’s complaints of drug activity in the community, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
Salazar was charged with felony manufacturing marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony maintaining a drug house, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $10,000 secured.