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Westmoreland drug raid nets seven arrests

On Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, seven Westmoreland County residents were arrested during simultaneous drug raids throughout the county. Operation “Clean Sweep” began at 4 a.m. and ended with the seven being in custody of the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office without incident.

Except for one individual, those arrested had been indicted by the regional grand jury on felony and misdemeanor charges to include crack cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs. As a result of the arrests and the execution of search warrants, drugs, paraphernalia and cash were seized.

The operation was conducted by members of the Tri-County Drug Task Force, which includes Sheriff Offices of Westmoreland, King George and Caroline counties, Colonial Beach Police Department, Virginia State Police, FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Northern Neck Regional Jail officers and a helicopter from the Virginia National Guard Aviation Unit also participated in the raids.

The persons arrested, as well as the charges, are:

Louis Asbury Brown, 50 years old, 1434 Zion Church Road, Hague, three felony indictments for distribution of crack cocaine.

Derrick Steven Mullins, 31 years old, 3010 Mt. Holly Road, Montross, two felony indictments for distribution of marijuana.

Gregory Wayne Baker Jr., 23 years old, 3735 Leedstown Road, Colonial Beach, one felony indictment for distribution of crack cocaine.

Michael Douglas Olson, 18 years old, 333 Seventh Street, Colonial Beach, one felony and one misdemeanor indictment for distribution of marijuana.

Samantha Jo Peery, 24 years old, 214 Third Street, Colonial Beach, one felony indictment each for distribution of Oxycontin and child neglect (selling drugs in presence of a child.)

Brian Davis Geronimo, 21 years old, 324 Johnson Lane, Kinsale, one misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Brandon A. Smith, 21  years old, 1446 Zion Church Road, Hague, failure to appear in King and Queen County.

“From day one, I stated that there was a zero tolerance concerning the possession and distribution of illegal drugs,” Sheriff C.O. Balderson said. “That same statement remains today and will continue to be the case as long as I am sheriff of Westmoreland County.”

— Westmoreland Sheriff's Office

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