Man, woman accused of trafficking meth between Yadkin and Surry counties

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A man and woman face drug charges after Surry County authorities seized several pounds of methamphetamine from their vehicle.

Ana Karen Bartolo, 26, and Elver Manuel Campos, 35, both of Yadkinville, each face three counts of trafficking methamphetamine and one count of maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of storing and transporting controlled substances.

The suspects are accused of traveling between Yadkin and Surry counties and distributing large quantities of methamphetamine.

Officers stopped their vehicle on Hwy. 89 West near Graceland Lane, in the Beulah Community of Surry County on Nov. 22.

The investigation had been a joint operation involving the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, the Mount Airy Police Department and the Yadkin County Sheriff Office.

More than seven pounds of methamphetamine was seized during the traffic stop. Two children, ages 4 and one 7 months, were inside the 2006 Chevrolet Trail Blazer at the time, according to deputies.

Yadkin County drug investigators also executed a search warrant at the suspect’s home and found two ounces each of methamphetamine and cocaine along with $8,000 in cash.

Campos was found to have an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear on a DWI charge. Deputies said he had previously been deported.

Campos had a bond set at $812,000 secured, as well as a detainer filed by Immigration and Customs. Bartolo had her bond set at $750,000.

Both have court in Surry County District Court later this month.

The investigation in ongoing and the sheriff’s office said other charges are expected.