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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:31

More Details in Lenoir Firearms & Meth Arrest

Jerry Duane Anderson Jerry Duane Anderson courtesy of Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Office

More details have been released in the arrest of 27-year-old Jerry Duane Anderson of Beach Road in Hudson, first reported yesterday (July 28) on WHKY. Anderson was arrested by Officers with the Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office I.C.E. Unit Friday (July 25) on three counts felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle to keep or store a controlled substance. He was also charged with driving while license revoked.

During the investigation, undercover purchases of methamphetamine were conducted, resulting in the seizure of approximately 27 grams of meth. The drugs have a street value of $4,050, according to N.C. state guidelines.

Based on those controlled purchases, a search warrant was obtained for Anderson’s home and vehicles. Anderson was taken into custody at the Lenoir Courthouse on a previous warrant for driving charges and subsequently searched for contraband. Agents found three firearms in the Jeep Cherokee that Anderson drove to court, along with packaging materials, methamphetamine and digital scales. The firearms were a .38 caliber pistol, a .22 caliber rifle and a .12 gauge shotgun.

At the residence, Agents found additional packaging materials and a small amount of meth. The investigation is continuing with further charges expected.              

After his arrest, Anderson was incarcerated in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $265,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court yesterday (July 28) in Lenoir.

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