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Drug Charges Archives

High school teacher accused of snorting cocaine in classroom

Virginia parents may be interested in learning that a 24-year-old teacher was charged with drug possession on Nov. 22 after she was recorded using cocaine in her classroom. She was teaching English at a Northwest Indiana high school.

Police take 2 into custody for $208,000 of marijuana

According to law enforcement authorities with the Christiansburg Police Department, two Virginia residents were taken into custody after police reportedly found $208,000 worth of marijuana in their home. The incident occurred on Nov. 22 in the early morning.Law enforcement officers were reportedly called to the home to help a man who was unconscious and not breathing. Upon their arrival, emergency personnel administered Narcan to the man, and he was taken to the hospital after being revived. While the officers were inside of the home, they reportedly noticed a large amount of marijuana.

Man faces felony drug charge in Virginia

A Virginia man was taken into custody at Middle River Regional Jail in connection with drug charges after search warrants were executed on his home and business properties in Waynesboro on Oct. 21. The joint investigation was initiated in the weeks prior to the arrest by the Waynesboro Police SWAT and Skyline Drug Task Force. On Oct. 27, news reports indicated that the investigation remained ongoing.

Men facing drug and gun charges after residence search

Two Virginia men were taken into custody on Oct. 19 after a Waynesboro Police Department drug squad executed a search warrant in Churchville. The men, who are 36 and 46 years of age, were transported to the Middle River Regional Jail where they were being held without bail. The search was the result of an investigation into methamphetamine distribution in Augusta County.

Woman charged after sending drug deal texts to officer

On Oct. 6, it was reported that a Virginia woman was taken into police custody after she allegedly sent text messages concerning a potential drug deal to a law enforcement officer. The 46-year-old Chesapeake resident reportedly signed each text as "babycakes".

Man detained at state fair for selling drugs

On Oct. 7, law enforcement officers reported that an arrest was made after receivingan anonymous tip about illegal drug activity was occurring at the State Fair of Virginia. The man was accused of selling AB-Fubinaca, a substance that is reportedly 85 times more powerful than cannabis, making it particularly dangerous.

Alleged shoplifting leads to drug charges

Police in Virginia have reported that four individuals have been taken into custody on drug possession charges after a routine call about shoplifting led to the seizure of large amounts of cocaine, amphetamine and currency. Reports indicate that the three men and woman were charged with multiple counts of possessing and transporting drugs and transported to detention facilities where they were held without bond.

FBI report: 1.57 million faced drug charges in 2016

In 2016, law enforcement agencies around the country arrested three times as many people for drug violations than for all violent crimes put together. The 1.57 million drug arrests represent a 5.63 percent increase over 2015 figures and cast doubt on predictions that the drug war may be coming to an end. Law and order advocates in Virginia and elsewhere claim that a tough stance on drugs is needed to keep the public safe, but more than eight out of 10 of those charged with narcotics offenses in 2016 were arrested simply for possessing an illegal substance.

Man sentenced to 15 years for distributing meth

On Sept. 29, a Virginia man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he was convicted of selling drugs on the side while reportedly helping the authorities. The 44-year-old man had been previously convicted possession of meth with intent to distribute and other charges before earning goodwill with the authorities by helping to set up controlled purchases.

Virginia sheriff says opiate regulations steer people to meth

After a year of investigations, the Lee County Sheriff's Department produced 48 indictments and search warrants for crimes that mostly involved selling methamphetamine. The sheriff said that the drug had become prevalent in the area because of regulations on opioids. He explained that drug dealers were switching to methamphetamine because people could make the substance with household ingredients. This aspect made it impossible to cut off the drug supply.

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