Virginia authorities say that they executed search warrants at two properties in Amelia County on Jan. 22. They said that controlled substances and firearms were found during the search of the homes on Amelia Springs Road and Military Highway. Five people were taken into custody on a variety of charges, and authorities say that there could be more people taken into custody as the investigation continues.
A 34-year-old man was charged with felony possession of a Schedule I or II substance with intent to manufacture or sell it. He was also charged with being in possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance. In addition, authorities charged the man with multiple counts of forging public records and falsely identifying himself to authorities. A 35-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman were each charged with being in possession of a Schedule I or II substance.
A 37-year-old man and a 46-year-old man were both charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, manufacture or sell it. All of the drug and gun charges these five individuals are facing are felonies. The five defendants were taken to Piedmont Regional Jail, and there was no mention as to if or when they had been released.
Those who are charged with drug crimes may benefit from hiring an attorney to help with their case. An attorney may be able to help a person reach a plea deal or obtain an acquittal if a case goes to trial. This might be done by casting doubt on the credibility of witness testimony or other evidence presented to a jury. If an individual is acquitted of a charge or has it dropped before a trial starts, the charge may be sealed or expunged.