Bumpass Man Sentenced on Drug Charges Claims to be Doobie Brother

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Office of Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney Press Release

Today, Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney Rusty McGuire announced Millard Chisholm, 66, of Bumpass, was sentenced to five years in prison for drug charges. Specifically, the Court sentenced him on two counts of distribution of cocaine, one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possession of a firearm with cocaine, and one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Chisholm was charged following an investigation by the Louisa County Narcotics Task Force which involved officers arranging undercover purchases of cocaine from Chisholm. In a subsequent search of Chisholm's home, officers found large quantities of marijuana and cocaine as well as a .22 caliber revolver. The Narcotics Task Force is comprised of officers from the Louisa County Sheriff's Department and the Virginia State Police.

At sentencing, the judge questioned Chisholm about his statement that he had been a guitarist for the Doobie Brothers. Chisholm assured the judge he was in the band from 1971-1977 but left before Michael McDonald joined the band. There was no way to verify his statement in court but McGuire argued the weight of drugs the defendant possessed, the amount of money he had in his house and the presence of a gun justified prison time. The Court agreed and sent Chisholm to prison. On speaking on the conviction McGuire said “we hope this case sends the message to not deal drugs unless you want to go to prison. We are thankful that the Louisa County Narcotics Task Force brought Chisholm to justice.”

Chisolm received 25 years total on each felonies with all but 5 years suspended.

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