Sheriff's office reports busy week

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Traffic stops turned up drugs, a search found a felon with firearms and an officer stopped a teen going 107 mph.

Officers with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department made several arrests involving drugs, firearms and traffic violations recently, according to Sheriff Richard Vaughan.
On Jan. 30, Deputy Travis Jefferson conducted a traffic stop on the Grayson County side of the City of Galax. A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine.
Amber Sexton, 24, of 966 Coleman Lane in Galax, was charged with possession of meth. A passenger in the car was charged with underage possession of alcohol.
Also on Jan. 30, Cpl. Adam Horton arrested Russie Blankenship, 64, of 106 Branch Street in Galax, for driving under the influence.
Horton stopped the vehicle on Meadow Creek Road near Mount Vale Church at 3 a.m.  Blankenship was charged with reckless driving and second offense of driving under the influence. He was committed to the New River Valley Regional Jail on a $1,000 secured bond.
On Feb. 2 at 12:22 a.m., Deputy Jefferson was operating stationary radar at Galyean Plumbing & Electric off of Skyline Highway (Virginia 89) in Fairview when a vehicle came by traveling at 107 mph.
Jefferson stopped the vehicle and found a juvenile behind the wheel. The teen was charged with reckless driving and released to his parents.
On Feb. 5 at 8 p.m., deputies Eric Testerman and Alan Graham conducted a traffic stop at Food City in Independence. Galax Police Officer Jacob Vaughan and police dog Dunja responded to assist with searching the vehicle.
The search revealed two grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and $335 in cash. Michael Lee Moss, 35, of 1027 West Stuart Drive in Galax, was arrested and charged with possession of meth with the intent to distribute.
All of the items were seized, along with the 1989 Pontiac Bonneville that Moss was operating. If Moss is convicted, the Bonneville would be sold at auction.
Moss was transported to the regional jail and held on a $5,000 bond.  Chief James Wagner of the Independence Police Department also assisted.
On Feb. 7, Cpl. Horton and deputies Stefan Killon and Stacey Osborne arrested Benjamin Tracy Bean, 48, of 638 Old Baywood Road in Galax on a court capias.
While conducting the arrest, deputies discovered firearms and marijuana. Bean was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of meth, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs.
Bean is being held in the regional jail with no bond.