Two Dobson residents charged in drug trafficking case

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Two Dobson residents from the Crutchfield/Stony Knoll community were charged in a drug trafficking case last week.

In a new trafficking investigation, the Surry County Sheriff’s Office along with Dobson Police Department and Mount Airy Police Department, issued search warrants for two homes in the Dobson area. The warrants were executed by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office tactical team early on the morning of March 22.

The search warrants resulted in the arrest of two people and the seizure of 599 grams (more than 1 pound) of methamphetamine with a street value of $59,900, a small amount of cocaine, $613 in U.S. currency, one rifle and two handguns.

Sheriff Jimmy Combs said, “In the battle against drug traffickers we are blessed to have the partnerships with Chief Shawn Myers of the Dobson Police Department and Chief Dale Watson of the Mount Airy Police Department. These partnerships are essential when dealing with limited resources and personnel.”

Olivia Ramirez Hernandez, 49, of 158 Gate House Lane, Dobson, received a $3,200,000 bond after being charged with eight counts of felony trafficking methamphetamine, one count of felony maintaining a drug dwelling and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Juan Clemente, 38, of 182 Gatehouse Lane, Dobson, received a $2,000,000 bond after being charged with two counts of felony trafficking methamphetamine, one count of felony maintaining a drug dwelling, two counts to felony conspire to traffic methamphetamine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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