Joint operation results in the arrest of 10

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The Virginia State Police along with the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force in a joint operation seized more than $4.4 million dollars in marijuana and other illegal narcotics and made 10 arrests throughout six counties the week of December 11th .

In addition, $340,650 in cash and weapons was recovered.

The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force is composed of law enforcement personnel from the Orange, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, and Madison Sheriff’s Offices; Culpeper,
Warrenton, Orange Police Departments; and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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BRNGTF wraps an investigation that leads to 24 felony charges

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Virginia State Police (VSP) report by email that the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force (BRNGTF) wrapped up an investigation that resulted in at least 24 felony charges.

The 5 month long investigation affects multiple jurisdiction in Virginia.

Multiple search warrants were executed on Wednesday December 13 that resulted in the arrest of 10 people and those 24 felony charges.

During the searches over 1,850 grams of cocaine, 550 grams of methamphetamine, 430,000 grams of marijuana, 1,000 grams of mushrooms, and smaller amounts of narcotics were confiscated.

Authorities also confiscated weapons and over $380,000 in U.S. currency.

It is believed that the drugs were distributed by the 10 individuals into Fauquier, Loudoun, Orange, Stafford, and Alexandria Counties among other areas.

The BRNGTF is composed of law enforcement officers from 9 different agencies under the command of Virginia State Police.

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BRNGTF concludes six month investigation with drug arrest

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The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force confirmed by email that they have  concluded a six month investigation on May 25 after the arrest of a Rappahannock resident.

Eric L. Butler, 45, was arrested following a search warrant of his property that uncovered 100 grams of cocaine, 20 grams of heroin, 100 grams of marijuana and $21,792 cash.

The street value of the drugs is estimated at $18,000.

Officers also seized seven firearms and a 2009 Chevy Tahoe in the search.

He was charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to distribute schedule I/II drug, one felony count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one felony count of possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule I/II drug, and one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Butler is being held at RSW Regional Jail on a secured bond.

The Task Force also thanked law enforcement from surrounding areas and the Virginia State Police for their assistance in the investigation.

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BRNGTF investigation leads to four arrests

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The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force and the Prince William County Police Department Street Crimes Unit announced the execution of a search warrant on March 23rd at a residence on Toms Way in Fauquier County.

Officers uncovered a variety of illegal drugs including 104.17 grams of fentanyl, 43.3 grams of crack cocaine, 38.45 grams of powder cocaine, 29.5 grams of methadone, and 51.7 grams of marijuana, $4,285.11 cash, and 7 handguns, one of which was reported stolen.

Tanya M. Dodson, Quintin J. Gilliam, and Timon D. Koregan were arrested on a variety of drug and gun charges including possession with the intent to distribute a schedule I/II substance, possession of a schedule I/II substance, and possession of a firearm while in possession of schedule I/II substance. 

Timothy Fields was also taken into custody due to four outstanding warrants.

All are being held without bond at the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center.

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Culpeper residents charged for fentanyl and firearms

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The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force wrapped up another lengthy investigation with the arrest of two Culpeper residents.

Daiquan Thompson and Octavia Richards were arrested in the 300 block of Wine Street in Culpeper.

With the execution of a search warrant the pair were found to be in possession of 670 pills of pressed fentanyl and two firearms.

The drugs seized have an approximate street value of over $16,700.

The pair are facing numerous charges including possession with intent to distribute a schedule 1 or 2 drug, possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs and child endangerment.

Thompson is a known gang member and is being investigated for violating probation conditions as well.

Both subjects are being held without bond at the Culpeper County Jail.

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