Serious drug and weapons charges were certified to a grand jury last week against a Lovingston, Virginia, man. The case reportedly will go before the grand jury September 25. Law enforcement arrested the man in April after executing a search warrant at the man's home.
The Nelson County Sheriff's Office claims that deputies found roughly 7 grams of methamphetamine, 18 firearms and $16,000 in cash at the residence. Authorities say that among the cash, police seized marked bills used by the Sheriff's Office in the raid.
Authorities say that the alleged evidence was found in various locations throughout the property, including in vehicles parked at the site. The deputies put the alleged evidence in bags, which were later placed in a locker, according to The News and Advance. The suspected methamphetamine apparently was sent off at some point to the lab for testing. Prosecutors say that law enforcement seized a total of 193 grams of meth during the investigation.
The 34-year-old man was charged with a string of felony charges, including possession of a firearm while possessing methamphetamine, possession of over 100 grams of methamphetamine and two counts of distributing methamphetamine. However, the prosecutor reportedly chose not to pursue the two counts of distributing methamphetamine charges at the hearing seeking certification to the grand jury.
In addition to the man accused of weapons and drug crimes, a 41-year-old Lovingston woman was arrested on the same day. She reportedly waived her right to a pretrial hearing. She has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm while in possession of methamphetamine.
Source: The News and Advance, "Drug, firearms charges certified against Nelson County man," Katrina Koerting, July 25, 2012
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