BY KEN LITTLE
Agents of the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force were active Monday night and early today, making a series of arrests in connection with crack cocaine sales in Greene County.
Arrests were made at several locations.
Mike David Gudger, 54, of 4534 Asheville Hwy., was charged with sale/delivery of a Schedule II drug, possession of a Schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Monday, an informant working at the direction of a task force agent made a recorded call to Gudger, who agreed to sell $100 worth of crack cocaine to the informant, a report said.
The informant was driven to Gudger's house, and the transaction was completed using "pre-recorded" money, the report said.
Early today, a search warrant was served at Gudger's house
Gudger "was found to be running through the house in an attempt to elude law enforcement," a report said.
CURRENCY, COCAINE CONFISCATED
"It appeared to officers on scene that Gudger had stuffed U.S. currency into a black suitcase pocket in a bedroom of the residence," the report said.
"Crack cocaine was found on the floor along the path (Gudger) used to flee through the residence from law enforcement," the report said.
Found in the living room and a bedroom in the house were glass crack pipes, a spoon with residue, and a set of postal digital scales, the report said.
Less than a half-gram of crack cocaine was found on the floor of the house "along the path (Gudger) used to flee" from law enforcement, the report said.
Bond for Gudger was set at $33,000. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in General Sessions Court.
Charges were filed against several others in or near the house when the arrest warrant was served on Gudger.
Jacqueline D. Metzger, 45, who lives at the Asheville Highway address, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $1,000, with a scheduled court appearance on Wednesday.
Two men who were outside smoking marijuana in a car were charged with simple possession of a Schedule VI drug and possession of drug paraphernalia, sheriff's deputies assisting task force agents said.
Charged were Nicholas J. Gudger, 21, of the Asheville Highway address, and Jeffrey M. Ramsay, 23, of 550 Sioux Trail.
Ramsay "was found to be sitting in his vehicle smoking marijuana with Nicholas Gudger from a glass pipe," the report said.
Bond for each man was set at $2,000 pending a first scheduled court appearance on Wednesday.
Charges were filed against two other men Monday in connection with a separate investigation.
Brian Manuel, 43, of 702 Wesley Ave., was charged with sale/delivery of a Schedule II drug. Ben Collins, 37, of 144 Mason St., was charged with being a party to the offense of sale /delivery of a Schedule II drug.
Task force agents said in a report that an informant made a recorded telephone call to Manuel, and an agreement was made to sell $100 worth of crack cocaine.
The informant met Manuel, the transaction was completed and the "pre-recorded" money exchanged.
Collins "willingly aided in the transaction by driving Brian Manuel to the meeting," the report said.
Bond for Manuel and Collins was set at $10,000 each, with both men scheduled to appear Wednesday in General Sessions Court.