Multiple arrests made in Stokes Co. roundup

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STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — On Tuesday, SBI agents in conjunction with the Stokes County Sheriff’s Department and ALE busted two methamphetamine operations and made several drug-related and other arrests following months of investigation.

On Wednesday, deputies released information about arrests made during “Operation Multi-Strike.” The roundup included a meth bust off N.C. 772 near Pine Hall. The other meth bust was at a home on Covington Road in the community of Quaker Gap just north of King.

Billy Gray Evans

Billy Gray Evans

At the Covington Road home, Billy Gray Evans, 44, faces several charges including manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, maintaining a drug house, possession of precursor chemicals and felony possession of marijuana.

Evans is being held under a $200,000 secured bond.

A 4-year-old girl was discovered at Evans’ home. She is currently in the care of the North Carolina Division of Social Services.

newThe other meth bust off Highway 772 included the arrest of David Bowers, Jacob Harris and Angela Mullins. All other suspects were arrested in connection with the drug roundup.

“I wish to thank the NC SBI, The NC Alcohol Law Enforcement, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, and King PD for their assistance in Operation Multi Strike,” said Sheriff Marshall.

“We were already involved in making several arrests in a pre-planned drug pickup campaign we were already working on from November into December. We also had other additional drug investigations within the same time-frame that we knew we could not wait on. After briefing with our staff, it became very obvious that these separate operations had to be done in one day,” said Sheriff Marshall.

18 other people were arrested during the roundup and face various charges.