Two Arrested in Amherst Co. Cocaine Bust

Amherst Co., VA - A Lynchburg man and a North Carolina woman have been charged in a cocaine bust in Amherst County.

The Sheriff's Office says Joel Taylor, 24, and Brittany Carpinteyro, 21, were arrested after an undercover officer bought 58 grams of cocaine.

They say Taylor tried to drive away while an officer was arresting him, and he ended up crashing his car before being taken into custody.

He is facing a number of charges, including distribution of cocaine and reckless driving.

The value of the cocaine is estimated at $5,800.