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Stafford County charges eight in drug cases

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Eight people were arrested and two others are being sought following the latest series of raids in Stafford County’s ongoing push against heroin and other illegal drugs, police said.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bill Kennedy said detectives executed search warrants at several county locations late last week and over the weekend. Most of the resulting charges involved prescription drugs, but heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana were also involved.

Kennedy said the arrests are part of a long-standing and ongoing investigation into illegal drug activity in the county. Police used informants, controlled buy and surveillance as part of the investigation.

Kennedy said more charges are anticipated.

Stafford narcotics detectives have been particularly focused on heroin recently, in part because there have been 12 deaths attributed to heroin overdoses in the county over the past 15 or so months. But Kennedy said they are still looking into other drug activity as well.

The latest arrestees include: Michael Adam Williams, 52, of Courthouse Road in Stafford, two counts of distributing oxycodone; Rocky Jones Jr., 25, possession of methadone and possession of hydromorphone; and Ruby Burcham, 43, possession of oxycodone and possession of marijuana. Jones and Burcham were both arrested Thursday at a home on Deacon Road.

Also, Adam Jarrett Booth, 25, of Midland, possession of Suboxone; Justin Miller, 27, Stafford, distributing crack cocaine; Henry L. Baker, 42, of Fredericksburg, possession of illegal drugs; William Tyler Cumberland, 22, two counts of possessing heroin with the intent to distribute; and Heather Perry, 38, distributing hydrocodone and possession of illegal drugs with the intent to distribute. Cumberland and Perry were already in the Rappahannock Regional Jail when they were served with the latest warrants.

Kennedy said police are still looking for Katey Feldbush, 23, of Manassas and Coleen O’Toole, 27, of Fauquier County. Feldbush is charged with possessing illegal drugs and O’Toole is charged with distributing them.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

 

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