ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC – A joint narcotics operation was conducted on Thursday, August 14, between the Reidsville Police Department, the Madison Police Department, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and the Rockingham County Sheriffs Office.
As a result of this collaborative operation, over one pound of Methamphetamine was seized from Gills Inn located on Barnes St. in Reidsville, having a street value of approximately $15,000.
A stolen AR type rifle, a pistol and a large amount of money were also recovered in the operation.
Brandon Joe Hanks, 34, was charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine by Transportation, Trafficking Methamphetamine by Possession, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Hanks was placed in the Rockingham County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.
Additional charges on Hanks are anticipated to be forthcoming.
Brent Dvore Shuff, 32, was charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine by Transportation, Trafficking Methamphetamine by Possession and Trafficking Methamphetamine by Delivery.
Shuff was placed in the Rockingham County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.
Additional charges on Shuff are anticipated to be forthcoming.
"I am thankful to all the agencies involved in this operation. The COVID pandemic unfortunately isn't deterring some individuals from attempting to continue their criminal enterprise", said Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page. "But would-be criminals need to be on notice that it doesn't deter our hard working law enforcement and narcotics officers in Rockingham County either! We're doing our jobs and are going to keep on enforcing the law and working to keep people safe."
This investigation is ongoing.