Greene County Sheriff's Office Arrest Eight in Drug Bust
Eight people have been arrested in connection with a drug bust by the Greene County Sheriff's Office.
The bust happened one week ago at three separate locations in Greene and one in Charlottesville. Those arrested face a slew of state and federal charges.
Operation Karma was an 18 month long endeavor spearheaded by the Greene County Sheriff's office.
According to the sheriff's office, Operation Karma occurred on June 1, after four search warrants were executed by Greene County Sheriff's Office, FBI, DEA, and the local narcotics and gang task forces.
According to a statement released Tuesday morning from the Greene County Sheriff's Office, no one was injured during the bust and seven out of the eight subjects were arrested on site. The eighth turned himself in the next day.
Within the statement, Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force Investigator Tanner Harvey explained, "The case took off due to the pro-active approach of the current administration of the Greene County Sheriff's Office and a traffic stop by Major Randall Snead that yielded an significant amount of crack cocaine in March of this year, which assisted in the adopting of the case by the US Attorney's Office".
Sheriff Haas added, "We as an agency are sending a message that we are not going to tolerate narcotics in our community. The individuals arrested in this case, in many ways were the head of the business decisions as it relates to the drug trade and other criminal mischief in Greene County."
The names of those arrested are not being released and investigators say more arrests could happen.