4 arrested after 8-month drug investigation that spanned multiple Piedmont counties

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Robert Leroy Leming Jr., Samuel McDaniel, Mark Douglas Ellis and James Edward Holland Jr. (left to right)

YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — Four men are in custody following an eight-month investigation into the sale and distribution of methamphetamine, according to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert Leroy Leming Jr., 45, of Jonesville; Samuel McDaniel, 26, of Jonesville; Mark Douglas Ellis, 44, of Jonesville; and Jame Edward Holland Jr., 25, of Wilkesboro, each face multiple charges pertaining to the possession and sale of methamphetamine.

According to the sheriff’s office, the men were arrested following an eight-month investigation that involved several houses and multiple suspects that spread over Yadkin, Surry, Wilkes and Alexander counties.

The investigation involved undercover operations and the search of three residences in the Jonesville area of Yadkin County.

The investigation netted the seizure of a vehicle, over 60 grams of methamphetamine and money from drug proceeds, the sheriff’s office said.

According to the sheriff’s office, additional charges are pending and more arrests are expected.