A man and woman were arrested in a “historic” Surry County drug bust that led to the seizure of more than nine pounds of methamphetamine.
David Worth Steele, 54, and Lisa Johnson Wolford, 56, of Lowgap, were arrested after a search warrant was carried out by authorities on Monday at Steele’s home at 2528 Red Brush Road in Mount Airy.
According to deputies, officials discovered four kilos of methamphetamine inside the home, weighing more than nine pounds and totaling a $408,200 street value.
Officials also discovered 900 dosage units of what is believed to be counterfeit Roxy’s or Roxicodone, believed to be laced with Fentanyl. That was worth $27,000, according to deputies.
Other drugs discovered at the home include 17 dosage units of Oxycodone pills, 18 dosage units of Alprazolam pills, six dosage units of Hydrocodone pills, 18 dosage units of Clonazepam pills and 33 grams of marijuana, according to deputies. Those units ranged in street value from $36 to $660.
“We have also recovered matching pills from victims that had overdosed on opioids,” Surry County Sheriff Jimmy Combs said, in a press release.
Steele was jailed on two counts each of felony trafficking methamphetamine and trafficking opium or heroin with a $2,015,500 secured bond. He was also charged with one count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a drug dwelling.
Wolford was jailed on two counts each of trafficking methamphetamine and trafficking opium or heroin with a $2,000,000 secured bond.
The arrests were part of an investigation carried out by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, the Mount Airy Police Department and the North Carolina Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The sheriff’s office said the case was “another historical narcotics seizure for Surry County.”