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Mocksville police rounds up suspected drug dealers

A months-long investigation into the sale of narcotics in the county led to the arrests of several area residents last week.

According to Major Koula Black with the Mocksville Police Department, the investigation focused on the sales of heroin and methamphetamine, and was assisted by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and the Salisbury and Cooleemee police departments.

“I am satisfied with the work being produced by the investigations at this agency,” said Mocksville Police Chief Pat Reagan. “It is because of the relationships the detectives have made with other agencies over the past several years that Mocksville Police Department is able to get out there and answer drug complaints from within the community.”

Arrested Dec. 17 were:

• Kimberly R. Adams, 24, of Cooleemee, two counts conspiracy to sell methamphetamine, one count maintaining a vehicle to sell a controlled substance;

• Johnnie R. Hyde, 36, of Mocksville, one count each sell/deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine;

• Josh A. Orner, 28, of Cooleemee, one count each sell/deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine;

• James E. Marshall, 49, of Mocksville, one count each possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle to sell a controlled substance;

• Felicia L. Potter, 29, of Mocksville, three counts each sell/deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine, sell/deliver heroin; and

• Chastity L. Spry, 26, of Mocksville, one count sell/deliver buprenorphine, two counts conspiracy to sell methamphetamine.

All were placed under bonds ranging from $20,000 to $100,000 and have been indicted.

• Timothy Hudson, 30, of Mocksville, was arrested on federal warrants and indicted on four counts each sell/deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine.

• Teddy W. Johnson, 33, of Mocksville, was charged with one count each sell/deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine. He was in custody in Surry County at the time of the arrests and will be placed under a $10,000 bond.

• Cherron Curry Jr., 23, of Cleveland, NC, was in state custody at the time of the arrests. He is charged with one count possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle to sell a controlled substance and will be placed under a $50,000 bond. They were both indicted.

• Timothy B. Seamon, 36, of Mocksville, was in a rehabilitation facility when the arrests were made and he is charged with one count each sell/deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin, sell/deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine. His bond is $100,000.

• Two others, Jennifer L. Hellard, 47, and Matthew B. Garner, 34, both of Cooleemee, are being sought by law enforcement. They will each face charges of one count sell/deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine, and both have been indicted. Hellard’s bond is $100,000, and Garner’s is $75,000.