Two men were arrested in Virginia on April 17 for allegedly dealing drugs out of the Country Inn and Suites in Hampton. After complaints were called into the police about alleged drug activity at the hotel on Hardy Cash Drive, police obtained search warrants for two rooms at the property.
Virginia residents who follow celebrity news may be interested to learn that Hopper Penn, son of actor Sean Penn, was arrested on drug charges in April. The 24-year-old, who works as an actor and model, was traveling through Nebraska on Interstate 80 when a state trooper pulled over his vehicle for allegedly not using a turn signal. Penn's 26-year-old girlfriend, a passenger in the vehicle, was also arrested.
The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg was the scene of multiple arrests that included a faculty member, a college employee and eight students. Law enforcement reported finding cocaine, amphetamines, steroids, marijuana, hashish, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms and opioids. Police officers also seized approximately $14,000 in cash.
Dealing with other drivers can be frustrating. During your morning and afternoon commute, you might encounter drivers who are rude, aggressive or simply not paying attention. When you are stuck in congested traffic and have stressful things on your mind, it can be easy to lose control. However, it is important for you and other Virginia drivers to understand the potential legal consequences of losing your patience behind the wheel.
A Virginia sheriff says that taking four people into custody following a six-month investigation is one of law enforcement's biggest drug-related operations in the county's history. Executing a search warrant on April 4, deputies found 12 firearms, thousands of dollars in cash and illegal drugs worth $100,000.
An investigation organized by the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a home on Hill Street in Farmville. A news release from the state police disclosed that law enforcement agents arrested a man and a woman at that location. Police reported that they found marijuana at the residence, and authorities charged both people with felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.
Police in Virginia say that 29-year-old woman was distracted and drunk when her vehicle was involved in an accident in Chesterfield County on the afternoon of March 6. The woman, who works as an elementary school teacher, has been charged with driving while intoxicated and cited for following the vehicle ahead too closely and texting while driving. A breath test conducted about two hours after the accident is said to have measured the woman's blood alcohol level at .23 percent. That is almost three times the .08 percent legal limit.