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Drakes Branch resident convicted

Donald
W. Toombs

A Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force investigation has resulted in the conviction of a Drakes Branch resident.

According to a release from the Virginia State Police, Donald W. Toombs, 25, plead guilty Wednesday, Dec. 11, to two felony counts of distribution of cocaine, two felony counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one felony count of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, one felony count of possession of a firearm while in possession of cocaine, one felony count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, two felony counts of child endangerment and one felony count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Toombs was sentenced to 10 years in jail and payment of $5,000 in fines.

The task force investigation was initiated in the fall of 2018 and resulted in Toombs’ arrest in December 2018. Additional charges were placed in July 2019.

The Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force is made up of narcotics investigators from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office, and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office.