Dobson pair arrested on felony drug charges

Civitas News Service report

January 3, 2014

DOBSON — Two Dobson residents were arrested on felony drug charges Tuesday after a lengthy investigation by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit.

Sheriff Graham Atkinson said deputies had conducted an undercover probe into the alleged sale of methamphetamine and prescription drugs at 127 Tim’s Way, Dobson, which is near the Carolina Carports facility on U.S. 601.

On Tuesday morning, a search warrant was served at the residence and more methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was seized in addition to evidence gathered previously. Deputies also seized seven firearms, including an assault rifle.

Two adults and two children were in the home at the time of the search. The Surry County Department of Social Services was contacted on behalf of the children, while both adults were arrested.

Timothy Mitchell Parker, 38, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, two counts of sale or delivery of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug house, possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance, sale or delivery of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Parker was jailed under a $100,000 secured bond.

Betty Marie Jenkins, 28, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug house. Bond was set at $10,000 for her.

Atkinson said there will be further investigation into the alleged possession of firearms by a convicted felon based on Parker having a criminal history.