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Grand jury issues indictments

SoVaNow.com / December 20, 2017
A Mecklenburg County grand jury handed down indictments against seven individuals on Dec. 18, including five on drug-related charges.

Ralph Alfonao Gregory of South Hill was charged with one felony count for possession of cocaine. He was also charged with misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, second offense within five years, refusing to submit to a breathalyzer, and driving after forfeiture of his license.

Carl Wayne Hayes of South Hill was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to distribute of a Schedule I or Schedule II substance.

Jeffrey Ward Jackson of Blackstone was charged with one felony count for possession of cocaine. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, first offense.

Y’Asin Shalah Jones and Earl Richard Rhodes III, both of South Hill, were each separately charged with one felony count of possession with intent to distribute five pounds or less of marijuana.

Andrew Lee Lunsford of Kenbridge was charged with one breaking and entering count.

Markeith Al-Jamal White of Chase City was charged with one felony count of malicious wounding and one felony count or robbery.

Indictments are not findings of guilt, but rather a determination that sufficient evidence exists to bring cases to trial.

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