Police: 57 charged in massive drug round-up in Virginia, 37 arrested
MONTGOMERY Co., Va. (WSET) -- Virginia State Police said 57 people have been charged with dozens of drug crimes and several are still wanted.
State Police said the Montgomery County Circuit Court held a multi-jurisdictional grand jury on February 27 where the New River Regional Drug Task Force presented 93 narcotic indictments against 57 individuals.
The indictments included charges like distribution of meth, possession of meth, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, selling a firearm to a known convicted felon, possession of LSD, distribution of a controlled substance (prescription medications), manufacturing marijuana, and distribution of marijuana.
Police said the charges stem from long term drug investigations involving multiple people.
On Monday, March 5, police said the New River Valley Regional Task Force along with law enforcement from Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Virginia Tech, and State Police began the mass arrest operation.
The task force was able to arrest 37 of the 57 charges and are working to locate 20 individuals with outstanding warrants.
The New River Regional Drug Task Force is comprised of the following agencies:
- Blacksburg Police Department
- Christiansburg Police Department
- Floyd County Sheriff’s Office
- Virginia Tech Police Department
- Virginia State Police