Keysville traffic stop leads to meth bust

Published 4:45 pm Friday, May 3, 2024

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Two Keysville men are in jail today, after being linked to a methamphetamine operation. Things started on Thursday, April 18, as deputies with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop near Keysville. 

What deputies found in the vehicle were multiple ounces of methamphetamine and an estimated $3,000 in cash. As a result of the traffic stop, deputies then got a search warrant for the home of the vehicle’s driver, 64-year-old Joseph Daniel Greenlaw. Sheriff’s Office officials, with help from the Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force, went to Greenlaw’s home and executed the search warrant, finding additional ounces of methamphetamine and 63-year-old Neil Owen Armstrong, who was linked to the meth operation and arrested as well. 

Both Greenlaw and Armstrong are currently being held at the Charlotte County Jail, facing charges of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I/II Controlled Substances. 

Charlotte County Sheriff Randy Grissom thanked members of the Task Force, including the Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Virginia State Police Division III Bureau of Criminal Investigation for their help in the case.
Grissom also asked anyone with information about this case or other suspected drug activity in Charlotte County to call the sheriff’s office at 434-542-5141.


63-year-old Neil Owen Armstrong faces a charge of Possession with Intent toDistribute Schedule I/II Controlled Substances.


64-year-old Joseph Greenlaw is also in jail, facing charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance.

More about the Tri-County Task Force

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

Anyone with information on narcotics distribution or other crimes are encouraged to contact the Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force through the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 434-542-5141, Lunenburg County Crime stoppers at 434-696-3100, or the Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office at 434-696-4452.