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Drug bust in Big Stone Gap leads to 17 arrests

June 18th, 2013 4:09 pm by Nick Shepherd

Drug bust in Big Stone Gap leads to 17 arrests

BIG STONE GAP — Authorities seized drugs and cash in Southwest Virginia, resulting in the arrest of 17 individuals, with more arrests expected later in the week, according to a press release from the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force. 

 The mass drug arrest began on June 17 in Big Stone Gap and Appalachia. Law enforcement agencies targeted 28 individuals with a total of 56 drug indictments. 

Officers with the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force, Virginia State Police, Wise County Sheriff’s Office and the Big Stone Gap Police Department participated in the operation. 

Authorities seized narcotics including oxycodone and hydrocodone with a street value of $2,882 as well as $1,492 in cash. 

 The following people were arrested:

• Hadley Ray Bozzell, 71, Appalachia, Va., three counts of distribution of Schedule III drugs.

• Estel Walter Cooper, Jr., 55, Big Stone Gap, Va., one count of distribution of Schedule III drugs.

• William Dale Cooper, 51, Big Stone Gap, Va., two counts of distribution of Schedule III drugs. 

• Keith L. Fields, 56, Appalachia, Va., possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana. 

• Marlina Andrea Floyd, 30, Big Stone Gap, Va., two counts distribution of Schedule III drugs, one count of child endangerment.

• Davy DeWayne Harris, 28, Big Stone Gap, Va., two counts of distribution of Schedule III drugs, one count of child endangerment. 

 • Donald Edward Hennsey, 60, Big Stone Gap, Va., four counts of distribution of crack cocaine, two counts of distribution within 1,000 feet of school zone, possession of Schedule IV drugs, possession of Schedule III drugs.

• Glenn Wayne Lytle, 57, Big Stone Gap, Va., two counts of distributing Schedule III drugs. 

• Ernest Lynn Mullins, 49, Big Stone Gap, Va., three counts of distribution of Schedule III drugs. 

• Joshua Patrick Palmer, 26, Big Stone Gap, Va., distribution of marijuana. 

• Curtis Wayne Poole, 61, Appalachia, Va., two counts of distribution of Schedule III drugs. 

• Danielle Marshalle Pruitt, 40, Big Stone Gap, Va., two counts of distribution of Schedule III drugs, one count of child endangerment. 

• Melissa Mae Reece, 47, Big Stone Gap, Va., one count of distribution of Schedule II drugs, two counts of distribution of Schedule III drugs. 

• Roy Jake Reece, 48, Big Stone Gap, Va., one count of distribution of Schedule III drugs. 

• Michael James Stevens, 50, Big Stone Gap, Va., three counts of distribution of Schedule III drugs. 

• James Matthew Stout, 36, Appalachia, Va., four counts of distribution of marijuana, one count of child endangerment. 

• Audrea Augusta Woodward, 45, Big Stone Gap, Va., one count of distribution of Schedule II drugs, two count of distribution of Schedule III drugs. 


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