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Two-year Va. investigation nets 31 on range of drug charges

Henry County authorities say more than 30 people are facing drug charges following a two-year, multiagency investigation.

Police in Martinsville and Henry County say 31 people were arrested Thursday on charges ranging from growing marijuana to selling cocaine.

The suspects range in age from as young as 21 to as old as 63. Charges for those arrested include: 20 felony counts of distribution of cocaine and 19 felony counts of distribution of marijuana.

Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry says authorities bought drugs undercover, interdicted mail, stopped vehicles and searched homes as part of the investigation with the Virginia State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Martinsville Police Department and the U.S. Postal Service.

-- The Roanoke Times

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 19, 2010; 9:58 AM ET
Categories:  Narcotics , Virginia  
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