With Pending Court Cases For Meth, Two Individuals of Boone Arrested, 254 Grams of Crystal Meth Seized

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:37 am

June 12, 2013. On June 10, 2013, narcotics detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department executed a search warrant on the residence of 135 Long Street, Boone, NC 28607.

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James and Phillips

During the course of the search warrant, detectives located and seized 254 grams, just over ½ lb of crystal methamphetamine.  The methamphetamine had an estimated street value of $30,480. 

Baxter Smith James, 69, of 135 Long Street, was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, PWISD Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Dwelling/Place/Vehicle CS (F), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  James is currently being held at the Watauga County Detention Facility under a $1,000,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 29, 2013.  

Robert Hill Phillips, 48, was also charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, PWISD Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Dwelling/Place/Vehicle CS (F), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Phillips is currently being held at the Watauga County Detention Facility under a $75,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 29, 2013. 

Both James and Phillips have pending court cases in Watauga County for Methamphetamine related incidents. 

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