Surry County couple arrested for selling meth for second time in months

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ARARAT, N.C. — Sheriff Graham Atkinson says a Surry County couple and their teenage daughter were arrested on drug charges this week after their home was raided for the second time in less than three months.

Sheriff Atkinson says Donald Ray Beck, 42, and Angela Henley Beck, 41, were arrested Monday after they resumed selling methamphetamine from their home at 109 Charles Beck Lane.

An undisclosed amount of meth that was packaged for sale and a handgun were seized from their home, Atkinson said.

Donald and Angela Beck are charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, sale and deliver of methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell or deliver methamphetamine, two counts of maintaining a drug house, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The couple’s bonds were set at $300,000 each.  More recent mugshots were not provided.

Their daughter, 17-year-old Alison Danielle Beck, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, Atkinson said.

“We have taken down several meth labs and meth dealers this year as part of a county-wide effort to keep connecting dealers and sources,” Atkinson said. “This is the first location that we’ve had to take down twice, and I hope it will be the only one.”

Slideshow: Faces of Meth: Before and After

Donald and Angela Beck are among five who arrested on Jan. 4 when they home was raided for the first time this year.  Since their arrests, Atkinson says the suspects had posted each of their $150,000 bonds.

In the previous instance, deputies said they seized “a significant amount of methamphetamine,” but they did not disclose exactly how much.

“This was an operation that was selling the product in bulk,” Atkinson said of the January bust.

At the time, deputies said Alison Beck, who was also living at the home with her toddler, was allowed to accompany her child to the hospital for decontamination and examination.  Charges of child endangerment were later brought against the teenage mother following an investigation by Social Services, but she was not charged with any drug-related offenses.

Andrew Clay Edmonds, 19, who was also living at the home, was also arrested along with Steven Edward Gwyn, 36, of Mount Airy, and Jennifer Lora Golding, 27, of Mount Airy.