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Originally published: 2014-06-09 13:28:55
Last modified: 2014-06-09 13:29:40

WCSO: 31 charged with 81 counts of drug violations

by Staff Reports

According to the Watauga County Sheriff's Office, a "Narcotics Warrant Roundup" was conducted by the Sheriff's office on May 22.

After Narcotics Detectives conducted numerous investigations, warrants for 31 individuals were issued for a variety of narcotics offenses.
The warrants totaled 81 felony and misdemeanor charges.  

Of the 31 individuals, 20 have been arrested and served with warrants.  The remaining individuals will be apprehended soon, according to a release sent out by the Sheriff's office.

 

      Valerie Ann Dollar, of 8958 Hwy 105S, Banner Elk was charged with felony possession of marijuana.

 

      Michael Stacey May, of 8958 Hwy 105S, Banner Elk, was charged with felony possession of marijuana.

 

      Donald Harold Burkett, of 2278 Silverstone Road, Zionville, was charged with possession of methamphetamine

 

      Ruthie May Hicks, of 1243 Milton Moretz Road, Boone, was charged with trafficking opium or heroin, obtaining property by false pretense

 

      Elizabeth Lee Harmon, of 237 Russell Drive, Boone, was charged with selling and delivering a schedule II controlled substance and obtaining property by false pretense.

 

      Tyler John Messenkopf, of 369 Country Place Drive, Boone, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, selling/delivering marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

      Christian Leigh Auren, of 1425 Stony Brook Lane. Boone, conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, manufacture marijuana, two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, two counts of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

      Joy McCaskill Auren, of 1425 Stony Brook Lane, Boone, was charged with conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, manufacture marijuana, two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, two counts of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

      Thomas Laudon of 800 Horn in the West Drive, No. 12, Boone, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

 

      Bradford Hieronymi, of 800 Horn in the West Drive, No. 12, Boone, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

 

      Joseph Dwayne Huffman, 270 Pottertown Road, Todd, was charged with exceeding pseudo limits.

 

      Nancy Osborne, of 124 Christies Lane, Boone, was charged with possession of meth precursors and conspiracy to manufacture meth

 

      Richard Greene, of 1177 Ball Branch Road, Boone, was charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth, possession of meth precursors, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, manufacturing marijuana and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

 

      Adam Hefner, 1620 N.C. 105 Bypass, Boone, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule I controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.

 

      Christopher Keith Mauney, of 1416 Opal Court, Raleigh, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.

 

      Collin Kreis-Potgeiter, of 332 Belmont Drive, Boone, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

      Jacob Micajah Thomas, 118 Howard Winkler Road, Boone, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.

 

      Michael Burbage, of 118 Howard Winkler Road, Boone, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling place for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

      Venus Burbage, of 118 Howard Winkler Road, Boone, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule III controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

 

      Ronnie Keith Hicks, of 171 Isaacs Drive, Boone, was charged with attempting to Exceed Pseudo Limits.