A W/B HIDTA-funded task force has announced the arrest of two Winchester, VA residents following a month-long investigation. Task force members arrested two suspects after an investigation revealed that they were distributing large quantities of cocaine in the Winchester and Frederick County, VA areas.
The investigation began in early April 2021, when officers learned that the suspects would routinely travel outside of the state to their cocaine supplier. The pair would then transport the cocaine back to Virginia for distribution and sale. Through the month of April, the task force officers completed multiple controlled purchases of cocaine from the suspects.
Upon obtaining and executing a search warrant of the suspects’ residence, task force members seized 266 grams of cocaine with a street value of $12,350, 2.5 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $250, $1,570.00 in currency, and one firearm. One suspect was charged with possession of a schedule I/II controlled substance, a probation violation, and an active felony warrant for forging and uttering. The other was arrested for distribution of a schedule I/II controlled substance. Additional charges are forthcoming for both suspects.
The task force collaborated with the Winchester Police Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, and the District 11 Office of Probation & Parole in this successful case.