2013-06-27 / Front Page


Two men charged with trafficking meth in Tignall
KIP BURKE, news editor

(l-r) Harris, Adams(l-r) Harris, Adams

Wilkes Sheriff deputies, an FBI unit, and a regional drug task force have arrested two men for trafficking in methamphetamine in Tignall, Sheriff Mark Moore announced Friday.

“As a result of an ongoing drug investigation, on Tuesday, June 25, law enforcement officers initiated a stop on Church Street in Tignall,” he said. The vehicle was occupied by William Anthony “Tony” Harris, 46, of Church Street in Tignall, and Arthur “Art” Adams, 41, of Sardis Road, Rayle.

During the course of the stop, the sheriff said, the vehicle was searched. “Officers found approximately two ounces of methamphetamine,” the sheriff said.

Both Harris and Adams were taken into custody and transported to the Wilkes County Law Enforcement Center. They were both charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Harris was held on $300,000 bond, while Adams was held on $200,000 bond.

Both men have prior drug convictions, Sheriff Moore said. “Harris has an extensive arrest history and was on parole at the time of his arrest.”

Working with Wilkes deputies on the raid were agents of the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force and officers of the Northern Piedmont MANS unit.

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