Two different investigations, one in Jonesville and the other in King, culminated in the arrest of two men and two women at area motels on Tuesday, Feb. 6. At least two of them are suspected of having trafficked drugs from the hotels where they were taken into custody.
As far as the King investigation is concerned, officers arrived at the city's Bestway Inn shortly before 7 p.m., on Tuesday with the intention of arresting the man who'd be staying in Room 219. He had a warrant out for his arrest.
They never made it to his room, though. Instead, they found him driving recklessly in the motel's parking lot. As they searched him before putting him in the back of the patrol car, they reportedly located just under $10,000 in cash on him. They also found just over 11 grams worth of opiates as well.
By night's end, the man found himself locked up in jail facing heroin possession, distribution and trafficking charges. He also is facing paraphernalia, unauthorized vehicle use and driving under the influence charges charges. A judge has set a secured bond at $50,000 in his case.
That same evening, a short distance away in Jonesville, Yadkin County Sheriff's Deputies arrested three individuals who'd they'd received reports of engaging in suspected drug activity in an area motel parking lot. Officers approached the vehicle there at the American Best Value Inn armed with a search warrant. It's as they searched the vehicle that they amassed both drug paraphernalia and various narcotics inside.
Officers soon determined that vehicle's 37-year-old male occupant had a warrant out for this arrest for having previously failed to appear in court in Wilkes County on unrelated charges. He was later booked into jail on both possession and distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine as well as on drug paraphernalia charges. He's being held in jail on a secured bond of $15,500.
One of the women in the vehicle was arrested for possession of a Schedule IV drug. She and vehicle's other female occupant were both charged with possessing drug paraphernalia as well. Each was being held in jail on a $500 secured bond.
If you've been arrested for possession, distribution, manufacturing, or trafficking narcotics, then a Winston-Salem attorney can advise you of your rights in your case.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal, "Drug arrests made in separate investigations at motels in King and Jonesville," Feb. 07, 2018