Authorities in Stone County make a ‘Dandy’ arrest today in meth bust


Today at approximately 11:30 a.m. Stone County Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce, Lt. Zach Alexander and a member of the Sixteenth Judicial Drug Task Force executed an arrest warrant on David Sterling Ivy / A.K.A. Dandy Dave, at his residence in Stone County on Hwy 14 E, according to Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds.

In 2017, Ivy is alleged to have sold a quantity of methamphetamine to Stone County investigators and agents with the Drug Task Force. Ivy’s residence had been under surveillance, prior to and after, the sales, according to authorities.

Ivy has been formally charged by Sixteenth Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer with delivery of a controlled substance Schedule II methamphetamine, a Class C felony and maintaining a drug premise — a Class C felony.

Dandy DanDavid Ivy A.K.A. Dandy Dave (center, in denim sleeveless shirt) and Allen Ivy (far right) are led into custody today by Stone County authorities and a member of the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force / Image via Stone County Sheriff’s Office

While at the residence of Ivy’s, a second individual, Allen Ivy, was contacted, it was discovered that Allen Ivy was a wanted individual. Allen Ivy was wanted for undisclosed charges from Mountain View and the Izard County Sheriff’s Department.

Both are in custody at the Stone County Sheriff’s Detention Center awaiting a first appearance in Stone County Circuit Court.

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