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Task force makes multiple arrests, seizes heroin, pot

SoVaNow.com / April 08, 2019
Members of the drug task force have arrested five suspects in the past week, including three county residents who were charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia in a Wednesday raid of a home on Pine Lane in South Boston.

According to Sheriff Fred Clark, members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics & Gang Task force executed a search warrant at the Pine Lane residence and seized suspected heroin, suspected marijuana and suspected drug paraphernalia in the raid.

Jerry Guthrie, 58 of Pine Lane, South Boston, Adrian Bradsher, 65 of Pine Lane, South Boston and Jennifer Rogers, 37 of Cedar Grove Road, Alton were all arrested and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rogers was also charged with possession of marijuana.

All three suspects were taken to the Halifax jail, where Guthrie was released on an unsecured bond. Bradsher was released on a $2,000 secured bond and Rogers was released on a $1,000 secured bond.

Virginia State Police and officers with the South Boston Police Department assisted with the search.

Also last week, on Tuesday, task force officers arrested two Mecklenburg County men following a traffic stop on a vehicle on James D. Hagood Highway for a traffic violation.

Michael Anthony Bouldin, 32 of Skipwith and Thomas Lee Atkinson Jr., 25 of Hwy. 49, Chase City, Virginia were charged after they were found in possession of illicit substances during the stop. Task force members seized suspected marijuana and suspected cocaine, and both subjects were arrested and transported to the Halifax jail.

Bolden was charged with failure to obey a traffic sign, driving with a suspended license, misdemeanor eluding and possession of marijuana. Bouldin was released on a $1,500 secured bond. Atkinson was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine. Atkinson was held without bail.

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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