A eight-month long drug trafficking investigation resulted in the largest heroin seizure in Surry County history according to a release from the Surry County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities searched a home on the 2000 block of Caudle Drive in Mount Airy last week and found:
- 243 grams, over half a pound, of heroin ($48,000 value)
- 297 grams, over half a pound, of methamphetamine ($35,000 value)
- Several guns (two of which were stolen)
- An indoor marijuana grow operation with four adult marijuana plants
- 2 grams of cocaine
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“This is just a symptom of the greater problem we continually face with opioid addiction and abuse of prescription medication," Surry County Sheriff Jimmy D. Combs said. "As restrictions and enforcement focused on the abuse of prescription opioids increase, it is opening a greater demand for elicit opioids such as heroin.”
The investigation was a joint operation with the Mount Airy Police Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. The search was done on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Marcos Carreon, Juan Landeros, Christy Potts and Kayla Beverly were all arrested on multiple drug charges. Carreon has a bond of $1,100,000 bond and Landeros carries a $1,000,000 bond.
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