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68-Year-Old Baxter Smith James Arrested for Possessing 24 Grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, Other Crimes

Baxter Smith James

Oct. 24, 2012. On Oct. 5, 2012, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives and Deputies executed a search warrant on 135 Long St., Boone, subsequent to a narcotics investigation involving the sell/distribution of crystal methamphetamine. During the course of the search, 24 grams of crystal methamphetamine were located as well as $5,756 in US Currency, and related drug paraphernalia. 

Baxter Smith James, age 68, was arrested on charges of PWISD Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Maintaining a Dwelling for Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

Mr. James was placed in the Watauga County Detention Center under a $30,000 bond.