DOBSON — A Lexington man allegedly found with 12 grams of meth and cocaine in his vehicle was arrested Aug. 2 by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, according to a statement released Friday.
Sanson Penaloza Rodriguez, 55, of Bookington Drive, was charged with manufacture of a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a drug vehicle, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
According to information provided by the sheriff’s office, officers had received information about a drug sale that was to take place at an Aberdeen Lane residence just east of Dobson.
Deputies arrived and found Rodriguez in his vehicle in the driveway.
A search allegedly revealed the methamphetamine and 4 grams of cocaine “in a magnetic storage device attached to the firewall,” stated Sheriff Graham Atkinson. “Six alprazolam, a schedule II controlled substance, was found on Rodriguez’s person.”
He was released from the Surry County Detention Center on Aug. 9 under a $20,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 24.
Warrants were issued charging Amy Marie Hoyt, who resides at the Aberdeen Lane home, with trafficking methamphetamine, maintaining a drug dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia.
As of Friday, those warrants had not yet been served.
Man arrested on pot charges
In an unrelated cased, James Andrew Moseley, 19, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a drug vehicle and possession of marijuana paraphernalia on Aug. 8.
He was pulled over by a narcotics detective for allegedly displaying fictitious tags. After smelling the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the detective searched the car and found 7 grams, which is about 0.25 ounces, packaged for sale, according to police records.
Moseley was also cited for no operator’s license and displaying a fictitious tag. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 24 under a $2,500 secured bond.