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Stratford Hall celebrates Lee birthday 1862-style

Stratford Hall celebrates Lee birthday 1862-style

Stratford Hall, the Westmoreland County plantation that was the home of the Lee family of Virginia, ...

CB Town Council revamps fees, regulations for special events in town

CB Town Council revamps fees, regulations for special events in town

Colonial Beach Town Council performed several house cleaning tasks during their Jan 14 meeting.

Drifters girls’ basketball topple Washington & Lee

Drifters girls’ basketball topple Washington & Lee

Before Washington & Lee could blink an eye, the Colonial Beach High Drifters offense had run all...

US pageant winner gets modeling shoot at Grove

US pageant winner gets modeling shoot at Grove

Belle Grove Plantation, the historic, luxury King George bed and breakfast that was the birthplace o...

School board sues Trinity Construction over contract dispute

The Colonial Beach School Board and the Colonial Beach School System have filed a lawsuit against Tr...

Unexpected death of Swamp Da Wamp leader casts pall

Unexpected death of Swamp Da Wamp leader casts pall

Fans of Gig Michaels, lead singer of the band Swamp Da Wamp, were shocked to hear of his death Jan 3...


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King George

SETTING

Planners OK plats for seversal projects

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

More stores and services are coming to King George Conty, with site plats and plans approved last week for a hotel, restaurant and more retail stores for Dahlgren as part of the King George Gateway Sh...

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Colonial Beach

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About $1.3 million available for needs

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The Town of Colonial Beach has roughly $1.2 to $1.3 million set aside for capital improvements according to Mayor Mike Ham. The town vouncil met with town staff for four hours on Wed Jan 20 to decide ...

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Westmoreland

SETTING

Stratford Hall celebrates Lee birthday 1862-style

Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Stratford Hall celebrates Lee birthday 1862-style

Stratford Hall, the Westmoreland County plantation that was the home of the Lee family of Virginia, celebrated the birthday of famed Civil War General Robert E. Lee Saturday. Hundreds of area res...

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Sports

SETTING

Eagles look to get back on track after pre-snowfall loss

Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Eagles look to get back on track after pre-snowfall loss

Because of the 20-inch snowfall Friday and Saturday, the Washington & Lee boys basketball team, which has been exceeding expectations this year, probably won’t play again until Friday&r...

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Area Deaths

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Columnists

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What’s the problem with apology for slavery?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

John Wayne, in the 1949 movie “She wore a Yellow Ribbon” plays a cavalry officer in who frequently says “Never apologize for anything.  It’s a sign of weakness.” We&...

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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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