PCSO and NRDTF arrest 4 in major narcotics investigation

Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) reports that with the assistance of the Northwest Regional Drug Task Force (NRDTF) South End team an arrest of four people was made on August 17.

The execution of a search warrant at 570 Jollett Road Elkton led to the arrest that included the confiscation of several suspicious items.

Gregory Michael Knight, William BJ Brown Jr., Amanda Marye Cubbage and Curtis Lee Wright have all been taken into custody in the investigation.

During the investigation authorities seized narcotics with a street value of approximately $15,000.

Prescription drugs with a street value of approximately $3,000 were also confiscated.

One catalytic converter, a firearm and several items consistent with the distribution of narcotics including a money counter were also confiscated.

Over $1,350 in U.S. currency was found in the investigation as well.

The investigation was initiated by a task force that includes 6 different regional agencies including Virginia State Police working together as the Northwest Regional Drug Task Force.

The case remains under investigation.

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Luray Police arrest a Missouri man who avoided arrest for 15 years

Luray Police

On March 1 Luray Police Chief C.S. Cook arrested yearlong Page County resident Charlie Benfield for crimes in Missouri.

Chief Cook was made aware of Benfield after a local businessman reported a suspicious transaction according to the Page Valley News report.

Chief Cook ran the perpetrators name and found he was wanted for misconduct with a 4-year-old child in Missouri.

The child’s mother did not want her then 5-year-old daughter to relive the incident in court so Benfield entered a plea agreement that included a plea of guilty to felonious restraint or simply holding someone against their will.

The agreement gave Benfield 5 years’ probation and an ankle bracelet.

Benfield cut the bracelet off and has been avoiding the law since 2008 until his arrest in Page County.

Chief Cook found Benfield outside a business in Luray.

Benfield attempted to flee and pulled a garage door down and Cook pulled the door back up and arrested Benfield without incident.

Benefield is scheduled to appear in Page County General District Court March 9 to review extradition restrictions to Missouri.

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