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Operation Valley Venue Nets Charges and Illegal Drugs

29 August 2017 News

On Thursday, August 24, the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force, along with area law enforcement, conducted its fifth annual Operation Valley Venue. This was a collaborative effort to identify, target and arrest those individuals responsible for the distribution, manufacturing and transportation of illegal narcotics. The multi-agency operation concentrated on criminal activity occurring within five local counties and their corresponding towns and cities.

This multi-agency joint enforcement operation that included Probation and Parole, ATF, DEA and local participating agencies made 78 felony arrests, 25 misdemeanor arrests, eight summons were issued, six search warrants were executed, 77 probation searches were conducted, 16 knock and talks were conducted, 48 interdiction traffic stops were made with four searches being conducted.

Marijuana, prescription drugs, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin were seized with a total street value of over $28,000.  In addition, 3 weapons were seized, along with $2,590 in US currency and 2 stolen license plates recovered.

The NVRDG Task Force includes the following law enforcement agencies: Clarke County, Frederick County, Page County, Shenandoah County and Warren County sheriffs’ offices; Town of Front Royal and Strasburg police departments; City of Winchester Police Department; and Virginia State Police.

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