Five charged in separate State Road drug cases


Staff Report



Billings


Conley


Mathis


Pinnix


Southard


STATE ROAD — An investigation into the illegal possession of narcotics led officers to a residence in State Road.

Officers with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office and the Mount Airy Police Department issued a search warrant for 1379 Old Hwy. 21, State Road, and in the early morning of March 23, tactical officers served the search warrant and seized small user amounts of methamphetamine, Suboxone and drug paraphernalia.

Four people were arrested and charged as part of the investigation.

James Daniel Billings, 36, of 1379 Old Hwy. 21, State Road, received a $5,000 bond after being charged with one count each of felony possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, felony maintaining a drug dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Christy Kay Conley, 35, of 218 Mckinley Trail, State Road, received a $7,500 bond after being charged with one count each of felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of schedule III suboxone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Joshua Swanson Southard, 29, of 2314 U.S. Hwy. 21, Thurmond, received a $5,000 bond after being charged with one count each of felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Lee Pinnix, 27, of 3224 Lone Hickory Road, Yadkinville, received a $7,500 bond after being charged with one count each of felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of schedule III suboxone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After officers cleared Old Highway 21, they traveled to 116 Loudoun Lane, State Road, where a search warrant was served based on probable cause developed from complaints in a separate investigation. Officers seized user amounts of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Also located were marijuana seeds and a rifle.

William Barlette Mathis, 40, of 116 Loudoun Lane, State Road, was arrested and charged in the case. He received a $7,500 bond after being charged with one count each of felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony maintaining a drug dwelling, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and one outstanding warrant for arrest from Wilkes County for possession of a stolen firearm.

Billings
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Conley
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Mathis
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Pinnix
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Southard
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