JONESVILLE — On Oct. 16, deputies with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office investigated suspects for selling and distributing prescription pain medications and methamphetamine.
The investigation was the result of several complaints of suspicious activity that was on going in the area of Swan Creek Road and Howell School Road in Jonesville. In a press statement from the department, officials said, “Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to answering those citizen’s concerns and will continue to combat the criminal activity that goes along with illegal drug sales and drug use.”
A vehicle stop at the intersection led to a search of a home located on Swan Creek Road. Drugs recovered included prescription pain medication (Opana and Roxycodone), marijuana and methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia.
Arrested was Samuel Lewis Dezern, 30, of Jonesville. Dezern was charged with one felony count of maintaining a drug dwelling, one felony count of possession of methamphetamine, one felony count of possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance and a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dezern is being held under a $125,000 secure bond in the Yadkin County Detention Center. Dezern was out on bond awaiting a Feb. 15, 2016, court date. Dezern recently was indicted in Yadkin County Superior Court for unrelated drug charges.
Officers encountered several suspects at the residence who did not reside there. One suspect had an outstanding warrant from Surry County. Jeffery Scott Martin, 45, of North Wilkesboro, was arrested on failure to appear warrants.
Officials from the sheriff’s office said the investigation is ongoing and additional arrest and charges are expected.