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Task Force picks up four on drug, gun charges

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From left: Cook, Miller, Brandon and Hughes.
SoVaNow.com / February 08, 2013
The Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force has announced the indictments of four suspects on various drug- and gun-related offenses:

On Feb. 5,, Joseph Patrick Brandon, 30, of East Hyco Road, South Boston, turned himself in to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Investigators. Brandon was sought on eight separate indictments: Seven for distribution of Schedule II, substance — cocaine — and one for conspiracy to distribute Schedule II narcotics.

On Feb. 5, Marcus Tyler Hughes, 21, of Robin Hood Road, South Boston, Virginia was arrested by Task Force members. Hughes was walking down the Easley Street and was spotted by Halifax County investigators. Hughes was wanted on three separate indictments for distribution of marijuana; selling a firearm to a convicted felon; and conspiring to sell a firearm to a convicted felon.

On Feb. 5, Carlo Manan Cook Jr. 20, of Traver Ave., South Boston, Virginia was arrested by Task Force members. Hughes was walking down the Easley Street and was spotted by Halifax County investigators. Hughes was sought on three separate indictments: distribution of marijuana; selling a firearm to a convicted felon; and conspiring to sell a firearm to a convicted felon.

On Feb. 7, Derrick O. Miller, 30, of Campbell County was arrested by Campbell County Sheriff’s Office investigators. Miller was wanted on two indictments: distribution of imitation “cocaine” and distribution of marijuana.

Agencies involved in the cases are the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, South Boston Police, Virginia State Police and Halifax Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force (comprised of members of the aforementioned agencies).




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