Convicted felon arrested at courthouse

Three guns, drugs found in Jeep
Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:29 AM

A Hudson man who had been under investigation by narcotics officers was arrested at the Caldwell County courthouse Friday when he showed up for a child-support hearing.

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office served Jerry Duane Anderson, 27, of Beach Road in Hudson with a previous warrant for driving while license revoked, but the reason investigators were after him was that he had sold methamphetamine to undercover officers on numerous occasions, a total a total of 27 grams, Detective David Barbour said.

Investigators had search warrants for Anderson's house and vehicles. In a search of his Jeep they found a .38-caliber pistol, .22-caliber rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun -- which he should not have had because he is a felon -- as well as methamphetamine, materials used to package meth and a digital scale, Barbour said. At his house investigators found more packaging materials and a small amount of meth.

Anderson was charged with five felonies: possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle to keep or store a controlled substance, and three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Anderson also was charged with driving while license revoked. His secured bond was set at $265,000.

Anderson was convicted in November 2009 of possession of a firearm by a felon and in May 2009 for possession with intent to sell a Schedule II controlled substance, manufacture of a Schedule VI controlled substance and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, according to the N.C. Division of Adult Correction.