Man arrested on drug and gun charges in Amherst County

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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A man was arrested in Amherst County after deputies found drugs and a firearm inside of his vehicle.

At 1:30 a.m. on February 14, deputies obtained a search warrant on the vehicle of Kevin Lee, 46, of Lynchburg and found over $15,000 in heroin, $500 in cash, and a firearm.

According to deputies, Lee was arrested and charged with Possession to Distribute Heroin, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of Schedule I or II drugs, and Transporting more than one ounce of Schedule I or II into the Commonwealth.

Deputies say they later determined that Lee had been involved with trafficking similar amounts of Heroin from New Jersey.

Lee was transported to the Amherst Adult Detention Center and is being held without bond.