High Point man arrested on multiple drug charges, leads deputies on 3-mile chase

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Andy Lewis.

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man on multiple drug charges.

Andrew Lewis, 35, of 1558 Kersey Valley Rd. in High Point, is charged with failure to yield blue light and siren , failure to burn tail lamp, trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell, deliver and manufacture a  schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony flee to elude arrest and possession of a controlled substance inside a detention facility.

The incident began Friday night about 9:40 pm when a Surry County Deputy tried to stop a motorcycle on Hwy. 601 for a tail light violation.

The driver of the motorcycle failed to stop and led officers on a pursuit that covered more than 3.5 miles, eventually ending on Hwy. 268 west of the 601 intersection.

During the course of the pursuit the driver slowed the motorcycle and removed and discarded a back pack. After discarding the backpack in the roadway the driver pulled his motorcycle to the side of the road and surrendered to the deputy.

After taking Lewis into custody deputies located the backpack Lewis had been wearing. Inside they found 80 grams of methamphetamine, 32 Xanax pills, 1 morphine pill, $1005.00 in cash and items of drug paraphernalia.

Lewis is scheduled to be in court on Oct. 20. He is being held under a $55,000 secured bond.

The possession of a controlled substance inside a detention facility charge is due to officers locating a plastic baggie containing methamphetamine in the watch pocket of Lewis’s pants while he was being booked into the Surry County Detention Center.