Two women were arrested following a drug raid in Bristol on May 1. According to police, a search warrant was obtained for a residence located on the 400 block of Lee Street. At approximately 9:30 p.m., police officers set off flash bangs to create a distraction while officers entered the home.
Right before 11 p.m., BVPD SWAT members who were on the scene informed reporters that two individuals were arrested and at least one of the charges was related to drugs. At the time, SWAT stated that a significant amount of evidence was still being collected from the scene.
A police department spokesman stated that the two women arrested as a result of the raid included a 48-year-old woman who resided at the home and a 22-year-old woman who resided in Blountville. The older woman was charged with possession of heroin, possession of a firearm while possessing schedule one or two narcotics and possession with the intent to distribute meth. The younger woman received a single charge of possession of meth.
BVPD stated that they had suspected for nearly eight months that the drug crimes were being committed at the home. Multiple agencies contributed to the raiding of the residence, including the Criminal Investigation Division and the Virginia State Police.
A criminal law attorney may be able to provide legal guidance for individuals who have been accused of drug crimes. Being convicted of drug charges, such as marijuana possession, may result in stiff sentences and large fines. The criminal defense attorney may examine the factors surrounding a client's case, including the validity of search warrants, the type of evidence and the actions of law enforcement. A plea deal or complete dismissal of the charges may be pursued.