Salisbury man charged with meth trafficking, having stolen gun

Published 8:03 pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was charged Monday with trafficking in methamphetamine after a two-month undercover investigation, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

He also was found to have a stolen rifle, investigators said.

Bennie Frank Geter Jr., 42, of 105 Pineview Circle, was charged with four counts of trafficking in methamphetamine; one count of possession with intent to sell methamphetamine; one count of selling meth; and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the arrest by the Salisbury and Mocksville police departments.

Investigators said they purchased 1-ounce quantities of methamphetamine from Geter on two occasions.

Geter was arrested at his residence Monday. During a consent search, investigators discovered a Remington 30-06 rifle that had been reported stolen in Iredell County.

On Tuesday, investigators returned to the address with a search warrant. Investigators found an AK-47 assault rifle. As a convicted felon, Geter is prohibited from possessing firearms.

Geter remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1.5 million bond.

Geter has a criminal record dating to 1999 with convictions for possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon and selling a controlled substance.

The investigation is ongoing and will be submitted for review by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Greensboro for possible federal prosecution, according to a statement.