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Two arrested, guns seized in drug bust

Firearms were loaded

Captain M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex Sheriffs Office, who also is a senior drug agent with Tri-River Drug Task Force, reported the arrest of two people on felony charges on January 15 in Deltaville.

According to Captain Sampson, Middlesex deputies and task force agents executed a search warrant at 171 Providence Road in the Deltaville area of Middlesex at the residence of Joshua Webb.

Numerous pills were seized along with suspected crack cocaine and marijuana and several smoking devices. There were seven individuals in the residence and two firearms were recovered from the residence including a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and a loaded Beretta 9-mm pistol.

Among the individuals in the residence were people previously convicted of drug distribution, said Capt. Sampson, who is investigating probation violations for some of those individuals.

Webb, 22, of Deltaville was charged with possession of a Schedule II drug, possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule II drug, and possession of marijuana.

Krystin Poulsen, 19, of Hayes in Gloucester County was charged with possession of a Schedule II drug, and possession of marijuana.

The Mobile Incident Command Post from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office was used to interview subjects and process their information. Besides Capt. Sampson, Sheriff Guy Abbott and two other Middlesex deputies participated in executing the search warrant. (The Mobile Incident Command Post was purchased recently by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Auxiliary.)

In an unrelated drug bust, a search warrant was executed on January 14 at 570 Oakes Landing Road near Saluda.

Two Saluda men, ages 25 and 19, were each charged and released on a summons for possession of marijuana.

The arrests and charges are the result of ongoing investigations by the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office and the task force, said Capt. Sampson. “We will keep pressure on persons who deal and or use illegal drugs and abuse prescription drugs in Middlesex.”

posted 01.21.2009

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