Massive stash of drugs, firearms seized from Salisbury couple

SALISBURY, N.C. — Deputies and Homeland Security officers seized a large amount of drugs and firearms from a home in Salisbury last week.

Investigators said Daniel Dewayne Wood, 39, and his wife Sherry Lynn Wood, 43, were found with 61 grams of methamphetamine ice, 641 tablets of oxymorphone, 90 tablets of tapentadol, 151 tablets of clonazepam and 25 dosage units of naloxone.

Investigators also found 27 handguns, rifles including assault weapons and shotguns from the residence, as well as thousands of rounds of ammunition. Deputies are trying to determine if the guns are stolen.

Also found in the home was approximately $13,000 cash and a stolen Kawasaki dirt bike.

Daniel Wood was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking opium, possession of firearm by felon and maintaining a dwelling to keep and sell controlled substances. His bond was set at $500,000.

Sherry Wood was charged with trafficking methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling to keep and sell controlled substances. Her bond was set at $25,000.

Evidence uncovered during the investigation showed that Wood was obtaining some of the prescriptions legally from a pain clinic in Salisbury and then selling his medications.

"He was getting a large amount of opioids being assigned to him in different amounts and that's a problem in itself, especially such huge amounts of opioids,” said David Ramsey, deputy chief with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

Additionally seized were two motorcycles and a pickup truck, which were proceeds of drug trafficking.

During the past year, investigators said they have been looking into allegations of Daniel Woods’ involvement in the distribution of methamphetamine and prescription narcotics, as well as the purchasing of large amounts of firearms.

Wood, who had been previously convicted in Rowan County Superior Court in 2006 of felony cocaine possession was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

Rowan County detectives said they’re still investigating the latest case.

"We're still looking into why this individual was getting so many pain pills,” Ramsey said. “We don't know what his underlying medical issues are.”

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