JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of a Lansing man in connection to trafficking methamphetamine.

Timothy D. Hartzog, 41, was arrested Feb. 1 after a four-month long investigation. The investigation was a collaboration between the ACSO’s narcotics unit and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation.

Hartzog was charged with 15 felonies after being allegedly found in possession of 28 grams of meth. According to the ACSO, the drugs had a street value of $3,500.

He is charged with three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, three counts of selling methamphetamine, three counts of delivering methamphetamine, three counts of possession of methamphetamine and three counts of maintaining a dwelling house.

Hartzog is being held at the Ashe County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond.

A press release from the ACSO noted, “The narcotics detectives are a team of officers who conduct many ongoing investigations. Due to the confidential nature of their profession, we don’t often get to publicize the excellent job they do.”

Ashe Post & Times will provide updates for this story as they become available.

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