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CB runs by another opponent

CB runs by another opponent

The Colonial Beach Drifters seemed to have mastered the “ground and pound” approach to football. Led ...

Injured vets honored after bus breaks down on way to event

Injured vets honored after bus breaks down on way to event

Colonial Beach’s effort to honor two dozen injured soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center lit...

Ex-chief sues town for $400K

Ex-chief sues town for $400K

Former Colonial Beach Police Chief Kenneth Blevins, Sr. has filed suit in Westmoreland County Circui...

Inn at Montross has new lease on life

Inn at Montross has new lease on life

The historic brick building at 21 Polk St., Montross, has been many things.  

The original build...

Rain can’t dampen fun for AARP

Rain can’t dampen fun for AARP

The 2014 annual AARP Chapter 3195 picnic was moved inside the American Legion Post 89 Building this ...

Officials: Locals need to toughen land use rules

Officials: Locals need to toughen land use rules

Two state officials and other panelists told more than 100 audience members localities need to stren...

King George

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KG seeks best bang for tourism bucks

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
KG seeks best bang for tourism bucks

King George Director of Economic Development Linwood Thomas has been tasked with coming up with ideas for the use of $42,000 toward some tourism efforts, as well as to consider how future annual amoun...

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Colonial Beach

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High cost dooms local event

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
High cost dooms local event

Money was the driving factor for the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce’s decision to discontinue hosting the Liberty Cup portion of the UWP-IJSBA Watercross  National Tour Jet Ski races.

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Westmoreland

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Inn at Montross has new lease on life

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Inn at Montross has new lease on life

The historic brick building at 21 Polk St., Montross, has been many things.  

The original building, constructed on the site in the late 17th century, first was Minor’s Ordinary and then Spence Ta...

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Sports

SETTING

CB runs by another opponent

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
CB runs by another opponent

The Colonial Beach Drifters seemed to have mastered the “ground and pound” approach to football.
Led again by Lamar Lucas, the Black and Gold ran over, around and past the Franklin Broncos for 405 yard...

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Area Deaths

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Teresa M. Martin

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Teresa M. Martin, 57, of Paden City, WV died Saturday, August 30, 2014 as the result of an automobile accident in King George, VA.

 Teresa was born May 8, 1957 in New Martinsville, WV, daughter of...

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Columnists

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Antiques Considered - September 17, 2014

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Antiques Considered - September 17, 2014

This week we have a set of Limoges plates and a Rose Medallion teapot.  The plates include a large cake plate and 12 individual plates, all marked J. Pouyat, Limoges.  All are in excellent c...

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Tri-County Narcotics Task Force arrest 15 in Operation Heat Wave

In the morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 26 the Tri-County Narcotics Task Force rounded up 14 people on various drug charges. The first arrest in Operation Heat Wave occurred on Sept. 25 and the 15th arrest was of an individual who is incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail on unrelated charges.

Police also seized narcotics, a handgun, ammunition and drug paraphernalia to include scales and a smoking device at the residence of Charles B. W. Sneed, age 20 of Colonial Beach.

Wednesday's round up began at 4 a.m. and ended around 7:30 a.m.; processing suspects took until around 9 a.m.

All but two individuals were held without bond and were arraigned in Westmoreland Juvenile and Domestic Court to allow the swiftest court opportunity.

Sheriff C. O. Balderson said that all arrests were conducted without incident and the investigation is continues with other arrests pending.

Operation Heat Wave has been ongoing for five months and is a combination of efforts by the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s office, King George County Sheriff's Office, Caroline County Sheriff's Office, Virginia State Police and the Naval Criminal Investigative Services.


Virginia Alcohol and Beverage Control and Tappahannock Police Department also assisted in the round up.

Balderson said he is very proud of the efforts from all personnel who participated in this operation. “We will continue to conduct our activities to halt the use and distribution of all illegal substances in Westmoreland County.”

Linda Farneth


Indictments from the multi-jurisdictional grand jury were served as follows:

Allison

Baylor

Bourne

Colley

Daras

Fuchs

Gorham

Marchetti

Morris

Ramos-Fernandez

Reynolds

Smith

Sneed

Speer

Tolson



Elizabeth D. Speer age 21 of Colonial Beach, charged with one count of  distribution of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance namely prescription pills. Also charged with one count of conspiring to distribution the same. Held without bond.

Benjamin C. Fuchs, age 27 of Colonial Beach, charged with two counts of distribution and two counts of conspiring to distribute prescription pills. Held without bond.

Daniel G. Daras age 25 of Colonial Beach, charged with one count of distribution and one count of conspiring to distribute a schedule 4 controlled substance, namely prescription pills.  

Charles B. W. Sneed, age 20 of Colonial Beach, charged with felony possession of more than one half ounce of marijuana.

At his residence the original search warrant was served at 4:56 a.m. using the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Strategic Response team and the King George Sheriff’s office SRT. Subsequent to Sneed's arrest, police seized narcotics, a handgun, ammunition and drug paraphernalia to include scales and a smoking device. Sneed was held without bond and was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday morning.

Theresa Ramos-Fernandez, age 51 of Colonial Beach area, charged with distribution of a schedule 1 or 2 substance, namely crack cocaine. Held without bond.

William A. Smith, age 63 of Oak Grove, charged with one possession of a schedule 1 or 2 substance, namely cocaine. Held without bond.

Robert J. Allison IV, age 24 of Oak Grove, charged with one count of distribution of a schedule 1 and 2 substance, namely cocaine. Allison was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond and his first court appearance is scheduled on Oct. 19.

Rodney X. Gorham, age 39 of Oak Grove, charged with one count of distribution of a schedule 1 or 2 substance, namely crack cocaine. Held without bond.

Tirrell J. Morris, age 27 of Oak Grove, charged with two counts of distribution of a schedule 1 or 2 substance, namely crack cocaine. Held without bond.  Morris was arrested on Sept. 25 at the Rappahannock Regional Jail where he was being held for unrelated charges for which he previously turned himself in.

Quenton C. Baylor, age 29 of Oak Grove, charged with one count of distribution of more than one half ounce of marijuana. Held without bond.

Robert D. Reynolds, age 27 of Montross was arrested on Sept. 25 for two charges of distribution of crack cocaine. Upon Reynolds’ arrest he was charged with an additional warrant for crack cocaine stemming from drugs found in his possession at the time of arrest. Held without bond.

Glinda M. Marchetti, age 49 of Hague, charged with one count of distribution of a schedule 4 substance, namely prescription pills and one count of distribution of a schedule 6 substance, namely prescription pills. Marchetti was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond and is scheduled for her first court appearance on October 19.


Mandy L. Bourne, age 32 of Coles Point, charged with one count of distribution of a schedule 1 or 2 substance, namely prescription pills. Held without bond.

Carrie C. Colley, age 44 of Kinsale charged with two counts of distribution of a schedule 1 or 2  controlled substance, namely prescription pills and one count of distribution of a schedule 6 imitation drug. Distribution of an imitation substance carries a stiffer penalty due to the possibility of an allergic reaction. Penalty can carry up to a year in jail and a fine.
Colley was also charged with two counts of conspiring to distribute a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance and one count of conspiring to distribute a schedule 6 imitation drug.
Colley was also charged with one count of child abuse/neglect. Held without bond.

Lynn M. Tolson, age 24 of Kinsale, charged with two counts of distribution of a schedule 1 or 2  controlled substance, namely prescription pills and one count of distribution of a schedule 6 imitation drug. Tolson was also charged with on count one count of conspiring to distribute a schedule 6 imitation drug. Tolson was also charged with one count of child abuse/neglect. Held without bond.

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