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Culpeper Sheriff's Office: Three Arrested in Relation to Heroin Overdoses

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Police Arrest Three Culpeper Men on Drug Charges 

Information from the public based on a last week's news release about nine recent heroin overdoses, including two deaths, in the region resulted in the arrest of three Culpeper men on drug charges early this morning.

Members of the joint Culpeper County Sheriff's Office and Culpeper police Street Crimes Unit charged Leon Travis Brock, 22, of no fixed address, with felony charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Police also charged Richard Anthony Barracks, 31, of the 900 block of Fairwood Drive in Culpeper, with felony possession with intent to distribute heroin, conspiracy to distribute heroin and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Also arrested was Edward Leon Ferris, of Gibson Mill Road, in Culpeper County, who stands charged with felony possession of cocaine.

Based on information received from a confidential informant, members of the Street Crimes Unit, along with additional sheriff's deputies, stopped a gold 2006 Hummer H3 about 1:20 a.m. this morning in the parking lot of local motel on Willis Lane.

Police estimated the street value of the recovered heroin at about $5,000 and the cocaine at about $500. A small amount of marijuana was also recovered.

Culpeper police Lt. Tim Chilton said the Street Crimes Unit has received numerous phone calls regarding heroin trafficking.

"The goal of the Street Crimes Unit right now is to get to the bottom of the heroin problem," said Chilton.

Anyone with information regarding drug trafficking may contact Lt. Chilton through the Culpeper County Public Communications Center at 540-727-7900.

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