25 indicted in Campbell County on 71 drug charges

25 indicted in Campbell County on 71 drug charges
A Campbell County grand jury has indicted 25 people on seventy-one drug charges, with some of the suspects still being sought. (Source: WTOC)

RUSTBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - A Campbell County grand jury has indicted 25 people on seventy-one drug charges, with some of the suspects still being sought.

The charges vary, but they all stem from the distribution of Schedule I and II narcotics, including methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.

“These charges are the result of a yearlong investigation conducted by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and the Central Virginia Drug Task Force,” said Sheriff Winston W. “Whit” Clark. “On July 17, a roundup was conducted, which brought 16 of these criminals to justice. It is our hope that that the combined efforts— together with those of our state and local partners—will lead to a decrease in crime, result in accountability for offenders, and lead to safer streets and communities.”

The following people have been arrested as a result of the indictments:

  • Timothy Boaze, Lynchburg
  • Kandace Moore, Lynchburg
  • Andrew Cox, Lynchburg
  • Norma Phillips, Lynchburg
  • Alexandria Caldwell, Lynchburg
  • Nicholas Powell, Lynchburg
  • Duane Elliott, Concord
  • Mark Preas, Lynchburg
  • Wesley Goodman, Lynchburg
  • Tarrell Taylor, Lynch Station
  • Greg Hastings, Altavista
  • C. Elias Torrents, Evington
  • Carmen Irby, Evington
  • Kevin Witt, Evington
  • Michael Miller, Evington
  • Tyler Wilson, Altavista

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the remaining people:

  • Brandon Angel, Brookneal
  • Cody Franklin, Sr., Gretna
  • Hunter Carson, Drakes Branch
  • Rhonda Bratton, Hurt
  • Jarret Cox, Lynch Station
  • Brandon Walthall, Brookneal
  • Tyler Creasy, Altavista
  • Seth Wright, Lynchburg
  • Tony Edmunds, Danville

Campbell County Sheriff’s Office thanks residents for their continued watchfulness and cooperation. 

“Of all our partners in law enforcement, a community’s citizens often are the most helpful,” said Major Brandon Epperson. “Their assistance contributes to safer neighborhoods, and supports the work of law enforcement agencies in apprehending those determined to do harm in our community.”

Anyone with additional information on these incidents is asked to contact the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 332-9574 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Residents can enter tips online here or by using the P3 app on a mobile device.

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