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Task Force arrests two on drug charges

SoVaNow.com / February 14, 2019
A South Boston man has been charged with drug trafficking and firearms possession after he was stopped Saturday by officers with the Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force for a traffic violation.

Travis Kirby, 36, of Bane Street was pulled over and upon inspection of his vehicle, Task Force members seized what they describe as a substantial amount of suspected marijuana, suspected cocaine, scales, cash and a firearm.

Kirby was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony, possession of ammunition after being convicted of a felony, and driving on a suspended license.

Kirby is currently being held at Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority under no bond.

Also this week, officers with the Task Force arrested Dayshawn Wells, 22, of Washington Avenue, South Boston. On Sunday, Wells’ vehicle was stopped by Deputy J. S. Garber and Task Force members for a traffic violation. The officers found Wells in possession of illegal substances and seized suspected marijuana and scales. Wells was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. He was held on $3,000 secured bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority in Halifax.

The Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic & Gang Task Force consists of members of the Virginia State Police, South Boston Police Department and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

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