More info released on yesterday’s meth bust in Stone County

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Here’s more info on yesterday’s methamphetamine bust in Stone County that landed two men behind bars. (To read the original story, click here.)

Stone County Circuit Court records indicate the case goes back to Nov. 30, 2017, when 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force agents Dammon McGilton, James Humphrey, and Blake Cruz met with a confidential informant in reference to one of the task force’s drug investigations.

The informant said that he/she had been purchasing methamphetamine from 62-year-old David Sterling Ivy, also known as “Dandy Dave,” at a residence in the 17-thousand-block of Hwy. 14 East.

The court documents said the information led investigators to utilize the informant in making a controlled purchase from Ivy.  The informant was issued Drug Task Force Buy funds and a hidden audio/video recording device.  The informant went to Ivy’s residence and purchased a quantity of crystal methamphetamine in exchange for the drug money.

Agents said the evidence field-tested positive as methamphetamine. Agents then went to Ivy’s residence and took him into custody. While at the residence, agents made contact with Allen Ivy. He was checked through the Arkansas Crime Information Center and found to be wanted in Mountain View and Izard County.  He was also taken into custody.

David Ivy is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine with the purpose to sell and maintaining a drug premises — both felonies. Both men — David Sterling Ivy and Allen Ivy — are in custody at the Stone County Jail awaiting a first appearance in Stone County Circuit Court.

David Ivy (left), Allen Ivy (right) / Images via Stone County Sheriff’s Office

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