DOBSON — An Ararat couple and their teenage daughter were arrested Monday after county narcotics officers raided their home and discovered a methamphetamine operation — for the second time this year.
Sheriff Graham Atkinson said Donald Ray Beck, 43, and Angela Henley Beck, 41, both of 109 Charles Beck Lane, were arrested after allegedly resuming methamphetamine sales from their home.
The couple were first arrested on Jan. 4, when Surry County narcotics officers raided a methamphetamine lab at their home. At the time of their second arrest, the couple were free on a $150,000 bond.
“We served a search warrant at their home on Monday,” Atkinson said. “Between the time of their arrest in January and Monday they had been investigated for selling methamphetamine from their residence, where we found a bulk producing meth lab earlier this year.”
The sheriff said deputies served a search warrant at the home Monday and found additional methamphetamine in the home, packaged for sale. A handgun also was discovered during the second search.
Beck and his wife were charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell and/or deliver methamphetamine, the sale and delivery of methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell and/or deliver methamphetamine, two counts of maintaining a drug house, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bond on this second arrest was set at $300,000 each.
Their daughter, Alison Danielle Beck, 17, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
When their home was raided in January, five people were arrested, including the Becks.
Alison Beck was not charged during the first arrest, as she was allowed to accompany her 2-year-old to the hospital for possible treatment of exposure to the drug and the harmful by-products of the manufacture of methamphetamine.
She was later charged with child endangerment for having the toddler in that environment, according to the sheriff.
After the earlier search, the Becks were both charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and/or deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a drug house and possession of precursor chemicals for the production of methamphetamine.
Other occupants of the home at the time of the first raid on the home were charged with the conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the possession of drug paraphernalia and the possession of methamphetamine.
Atkinson said he hopes the multiple raids on the same property remain a rarity in the county.
“We have taken down several meth labs and meth dealers this year as part of a county-wide effort to keep connecting dealers and sources,” said Atkinson. “This is the first location that we’ve had to take down twice, and I hope it will be the only one.”