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Louisa County Drug Raids

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A sweeping series of Louisa County drug raids Tuesday gathered up a long list of suspected dealers and set up what could be a long list of court cases - and potentially - an even longer list of prison sentences.

Officers spent months preparing for the narcotics round-up. It involved 16 different suspects and 40 different indictments. Eleven of those people are in custody and police say they're not finished yet.

The operation was a dangerous one. Officers spent months working undercover with the suspected drug dealers even making drug purchases from them more than once.

The charges range from distribution of marijuana to distribution of cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription drugs.

Major Donald Lowe of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office says it's all part of building what they hope will be prosecutable cases. Lowe said, "We might take a day's rest after today, but we're going to be right back at it tomorrow."

Louisa County Sheriff Ashland Fortune said, "If you're out there dealing with drugs or involved with drugs in Louisa County, you will be caught."

Even after a successful day officers say their work doesn't stop here. They plan to conduct another round-up similar to this one within the next few months.

Each of the suspects will be transported to the Central Virginia Regional Jail to await a court appearance.


Louisa County Sheriff's Office
August 9, 2011
PRESS RELEASE
 

In the early morning hours of August 8, 2011, members of the Louisa Narcotics Task Force conducted a mass arrest operation in an attempt to serve 40 drug related indictments on 14 different suspects.  The indictments were the result of numerous investigations conducted by the Task Force, which is comprised of law enforcement members from the Louisa County Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police.  The law enforcement officers and support personnel assisting the Task Force in this operation totaled 18 people; including 16 from the Louisa County Sheriff's Office and 2 Agents from the Virginia State Police. 

At the conclusion of the operation that day, 9 of the 14 suspects had been arrested. In addition, other suspects from the list were arrested in Louisa County on 7-22-11 (Gregory Tron Houchens) and one other on 7-25-11 (Brandon Gary Finchum).  

These arrests serve as a major step towards ridding our community of the drugs that routinely plague the citizens throughout the country. 

Attached is a list of the individuals arrested, as well as their charges.  If anyone has information on the location of Irving Julian Plummer, Vincent Ricardo Johnson, Thomas Franklin Feldman, Linda E. Mangum and Tommy Hostetter please contact Louisa County Crime Solvers at 800-346-1466. 

Arrested: 

Brenda Dolen Poore: 48 year old female from Mineral, Va. on 3 counts of Distribution of Percocet. Released on $3000.00 unsecured Bond. 

Alvin Lamonte Ross: 38 year old male from Fluvanna County on 1 count of Distribution of Cocaine. Ross was previously arrested on Feb 25, 2011 on 3 counts of Distribution of Cocaine.  Released on $3000.00 unsecured Bond. 

Alvin Cornell Shelton: 25 year old male from Mineral Va., on 2 counts of Distribution of Marijuana. Held on No Bond. 

George Gurther White Sr.: 52 year old male from Mineral Va., on 4 counts of Distribution of Cocaine. Released on $2500.00 unsecured Bond. 

Marlene Michelle Woodford: 42 year old female from Louisa Va., on 1 count of Distribution of Oxycodone.  Released on $3000.00 unsecured Bond. 

Victor Lamont Allen:  37 year old male from Mineral Va., on 2 counts of Distribution of Cocaine. Held on $2500.00 secured Bond. 

Randall Wayne Baker:  32 year old male from Bumpass Va., on 4 counts of Distribution of Cocaine.  Held on $2500.00 secured Bond. 

Rodney Allen Houchens:  35 year old male from Mineral Va., on 3 counts of Distribution of Cocaine.  Held on No Bond. 

Antonio Rodriguez Minor:  29 year old male from Louisa Va., on 3 counts of Distribution of Cocaine. Held on No Bond. 

Brandon Gary Finchum:  26 year old male from Louisa Va., on 2 counts of Distribution of Cocaine.  Released on $5000.00 Bond. 

Gregory Tron Houchens:  27 year old male from Louisa Va., on 2 counts of Distribution of Cocaine. Held on No Bond. 

Wanted

Vincent Ricardo Johnson;  48 year old male from Gordonsville and Alexandria Va. 

Irving Julian Plummer: 48 year old male from Gordonsville Va and District of Columbia. 

Thomas Franklin Feldman: 24 year old male from Orange Va. 

Linda Elliott Mangum:  42 year old female from Louisa Va. 

Thomas Glenn Hostetter: 28 year old male from Louisa and Spotsylvania Va.

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