Search turns up drugs, guns, cash

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

A search of a home at 204 Cross Ridge Lane in Galax has lead to three state charges being filed against a Galax man, Autreyhue Dane Davis.

Police sought a search warrant for the residence, on the Carroll County side of Galax, for "any controlled substances, namely marijuana," according to records filed in the Carroll County Circuit Court.

According to court records, police also sought paraphernalia related to the sale of use of controlled drugs, records of drugs transactions, currency derived from the sales of controlled substances, communication devices used in the sale of controlled substance and electronic devices that may be used to store records of drug transactions.

An inventory details 211 items that police seized from the beige single-wide trailer.

Items found there include:

• plastic baggies with white crystal substance,

• more than one glass smoking device,

• plastic baggies with plant material,

• several pill bottles,

• digital scales,

• firearms including a Cobra Enterprises derringer pistol .380 caliber, a Taurus .375 Magnum pistol and a North American Arms .22-caliber pistol;

• $24,000 cash in a camo bag,

• a large number of tools and power tools,

• electronic equipment,

• saddles and western tack,

• golf clubs,

• a 1989 Jeep Wrangler, a utility trailer and a Suzuki Quad Runner 160 four wheeler.

On June 9, police charged Davis with possession of a gun with a schedule I or II drug, distribution of marijuana and manufacturing a schedule I or II drug, according to Carroll County General District Court records.

Tim Carden, the Drug Enforcement Agency special agent in charge in Roanoke, told The Gazette on Monday that the Davis matter was an ongoing investigation and he could not comment on possible federal charges.

He said the DEA is "working very closely" with the Twin County Drug Taskforce in the investigation.