[Published 4:19 PM, January 25, 2010]
Authorities seized a total of 30 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $150,000, in addition to more than $60,000 in cash, in two drug busts Friday. Two people were arrested at separate locations for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
The Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force, along with the Rush Task Force, have seized $150,000-worth of marijuana in two separate busts.
Narcotic detectives executed the first search warrant Friday, Jan. 22, on the 5000-block of Stony Point Road. James B. Gunn of Barboursville was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Authorities seized approximately 4 pounds of marijuana, $6,245 and two firearms.
Later that day, authorities executed a search warrant at 2000 Paddock Wood Road. Approximately 26 pounds of marijuana and $55,202 were seized from this location. Jeremy Manning-Smith of Keswick was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Authorities said the investigation is ongoing, and additional charges and arrests are pending.
JADE arrests 2 county men on drug distribution charges
[Published 10:35 PM, January 25, 2010]
Two Albemarle County residents are facing charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.
Members of the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement task force arrested 59-year-old James Gunn on Friday at his home in Barboursville. Authorities said detectives seized roughly 4 pounds of marijuana, two firearms and $6,245.
Friday’s second arrest, of 52-year-old Jeremy Manning-Smith, took place in Keswick. Police said 26 pounds of marijuana and $55,202 were seized.
The street value of the marijuana is approximately $150,000, according to authorities.
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests and charges are pending.