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July 2013 Archives

Man accused of heroin trafficking

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on charges of heroin distribution. He is being kept in custody after being unable to post a $100,000 cash bond. The arrest for drug-related offenses occurred after an investigation involving a northern Virginia drug task force and other law enforcement agencies.

Gun rights activist facing both weapons and drug charges

A 31-year-old male resident of Virginia known for his public gun rights advocacy activities is now facing state criminal charges for both weapons and drug-related offenses after a raid on his home by federal authorities. The raid and his arrest came after he was identified on a YouTube video. According to U.S. Park Police, the video showed the man loading a shotgun in the downtown area of Washington, D.C., on the recent July 4th holiday, an action the U.S. Park Police claimed was illegal.

Guilty plea in theft of $90 million in drugs

A 48-year-old has entered a guilty plea to charges that he was a participant in the theft of approximately $90 million worth of pharmaceutical drugs from a warehouse belonging to the Eli Lilly company. The charges involved the defendant's involvement in a conspiracy to steal the drugs as they were being shipped from one state to another state. Investigators said the theft was similar in method to other pharmaceutical warehouse robberies that occurred previously, including one near Richmond, Virginia and several elsewhere.

Business owner cleared of drug charge accusations

A prosecutor in Westmoreland County, Virginia, dropped criminal charges for drug-related offenses against a local pizza parlor owner who is also an ex-member of the county School Board. The ex-defendant has now responded by filing a $12 million malicious prosecution lawsuit against a sheriff's detective who brought five-felony drug accusation charges against him.

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