Drugs, money seized in bust

Published 12:19 pm Friday, May 11, 2018

Drugs and more than $5,000 in U.S. currency were seized by the Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force following an investigation in the Town of Keysville, a news release from the task force noted.

The investigation into alleged drug distribution took place Wednesday in the Town of Keysville.

“The investigation resulted in a traffic stop and subsequent search warrant in the County of Charlotte,” the release cited.

“The operation resulted in the seizure of 35 Methadone tablets valued at $350, 18 Oxycontin tablets valued at $180, 3 Xanax tablets valued at $30, 5 Hydrocodone tablets valued at $25, 47 Methocarbinol tablets valued at $235, 30 grams of Marijuana valued at $600, Heroin valued at $10, and $5,369 in U.S. Currency,” the release noted.

“Charges are pending on multiple individuals and the investigation is on-going,” the release noted.

The Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force is comprised narcotics investigators from the Charlotte and Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Offices and Virginia State Police, the release cited. Assisting the Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force were members of the Halifax/South Boston, and State Police Regional Narcotics /Gang Task Force, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, and the Virginia State Police, Bureau of Field Operations, Area 23 Office.

The Task Force and Sheriff’s Department asks that anyone with information on cases of illegal drug use and distribution to contact the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 542-5141, Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 696-4452, Lunenburg Crime Solvers at (434) 696-3100, or the Virginia State Police Drug Hotline at 1-(800)-553-3673 (DOPE).