- Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 10:22
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The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office obtained indictments for both Kevin J. Bland, Jr. (AKA KJ) and Torrence C. Purce, Jr. (AKA TP), both of Jackson St. in Colonial Beach as part of Operation 096.
According the Westmoreland County Sheriff, C.O. Balderson, the two men turned themselves in on Aug. 2 shortly after the Sheriff's Office posted the suspect's pictures on their social media page.
Bland, 20 years old, came in early Friday morning allowing him to have his first court appearance that day in Westmoreland Circuit Court. Bland is currently being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail (NNRJ) without bond.
Bland is charged with one count distribution of a controlled substance, namely crack cocaine. He is also being held on a federal detainer for probation violation on drug related charges.
Purce, also 20 years old, turned himself in later in the day on Friday Aug. 2. He has been indicted on five counts. Two for distribution of a controlled substance, two for distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone and one count of conspiring to distribute a controlled substance, namely crack cocaine.
Purce is being held at NNRJ on no bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 6 in Westmoreland General District Court.