DOBSON — Two local men allegedly engaged in a drug sale in the Circle K parking lot on Red Brush Road were arrested on Nov. 24, according to a statement released by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.
Joseph Ryan Gentry, 34, of Lilly Lane, Lowgap, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was released from custody under a $50,000 secured bond.
Michael Dwayne “Fireball” Scott, 42, of Sam Scott Road, Pinnacle, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, manufacture a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a drug vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer.
He was released from custody under a $25,000 secured bond.
Officers found the two men in their vehicles while responding to complaints of drug activity in the area, according to the statement.
“We got some really good credible information and were able to be at the at the right time and the right place,” said Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson. “The challenge with a drug bust is to be there at that right two or three minutes.”
After observing an alleged drug sale, a search revealed about one quarter ounce of crystal meth, smoking devices and scales on Scott’s person and about one half ounce of crystal meth and scales on Gentry.
“It’s definitely a seller amount,” Atkinson said. “Meth is generally broken down in grams for individual use.”
Both men are scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 12.
“Both of these guys are people we’ve had on our radar,” said Atkinson. “It’s nice to have them both charged.”
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