Youngkin announces results of Operation Bold Blue Line

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Governor Glenn Youngkin announced earlier this week the latest results from Operation Bold Blue Line.

The initiative is dedicated to strengthening the partnerships between the Virginia State Police and local law enforcement agencies.

Since the beginning of the Operation in December of 2022, VSP and local law enforcement have seized 2,060 pounds of narcotics including nearly 47 pounds of deadly fentanyl with a street value of over $31 million.

An additional $2.7 million in currency was seized due to ties to illicit activity.

In total, the partnership has led to 857 felony arrests and 721 misdemeanors.

Governor Youngkin said, “Through the hard work and partnerships between state and local law enforcement, we are strengthening sustained efforts to get illegal drugs and illegal weapons off the streets, improving safety in our communities. These results show progress on our collective efforts to support law enforcement, crack down on illegal drugs, enforce tougher penalties for violent criminals and ensure safer communities across the Commonwealth.”

To view the full press release, click here.

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SCSO seizes 30 grams of fentanyl in arrest

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Investigators from the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office report that they conducted a controlled buy and subsequent  traffic stop that led to the seizure of 30 grams of fentanyl and an arrest on Thursday, May 18th.

Danielle Marie Bryant, 35, of Hopewell, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or distribute.

The 30 grams of fentanyl she possessed had a street value of $3,000 and just 2 milligrams can become a lethal dose.

She was released on an unsecured bond of $7,500.

Her court date is set for June 9th, 2023 at 9:00 AM at Shenandoah County General District Court.

The investigation was part of the Sheriff’s Office efforts with the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force.

SCSO also thanked the New Market, Strasburg, and Front Royal Police Departments as well as the Virginia State Police for their help in the investigation.

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