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10 arrested in undercover drug operation
BY PORTSIA SMITH
The Free Lance-Star
An undercover drug operation in Westmoreland County Wednesday morning led to 10 arrests, police said.
The arrests were made as part of a five-month undercover investigation known as Operation Take Back, said Westmoreland Sheriff C.O. Balderson.
A search warrant was executed at a home in the 300 block of Fourth Street in Colonial Beach, he said. Investigators seized narcotics, drug paraphernalia, cash and a Ford Fusion, Balderson said.
The following people were arrested:
Stanley A. Cornwell, 52, is charged with distribution of Opana. Opana is a prescription painkiller similar to Oxycontin.
His daughter, 24-year-old Samantha A. Cornwell-Wood, is charged with distribution of heroin and conspiracy.
His wife, June C. Cornwell, 53, is charged with two count of heroin distribution and conspiracy.
They all live in Colonial Beach and being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail without bond.
Kenneth W. Musgrove, 25, is charged with distribution of morphine, conspiracy and two counts of child neglect and abuse. He was held on a $5,000 secured bond.
His wife, 22-year-old Samantha M. Musgrove is charged with two counts of child neglect and abuse. She was held on a $3,000 secured bond.
His mother, Catherine J. Musgrove, 55, is charged with distribution of morphine and conspiracy. She is being held without bond at Northern Neck Regional Jail.
Loretta L. Beverly, 37, and Antoine L. Mills, 33, both of Hague, are charged with distribution of crack cocaine and conspiracy.
Perry A. Fauntleroy Jr., 27, of Hague is charged with distribution of marijuana.
Jennifer A. Campagne, 44, who was already incarcerated at the Northern Neck Regional Jail on other charges, was charged with distributing an imitation controlled substance. Balderson said she is accused of passing off imitation drugs as Percocet, a popular narcotic painkiller.
The operation was investigated by the Tri-County Task Force, which includes the Westmoreland, King George and Caroline sheriff’s offices, the Virginia State Police and the Naval Criminal Investigative Services.
They were assisted by the Westmoreland County EMS, Alcohol Beverage Control, the Colonial Beach Police Department and the Northern Neck Regional Jail.
More arrests are expected, Balderson said.