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Associate ProducerA federal grand jury has indicted eight people for being part of a conspiracy to distribute prescription drugs. Ten other people were charged back in January In a criminal complaint filed against one of the defendents, Ronnie Cupp, investigators say Cupp...
The man accused of beating up and robbing a longtime store owner in Bedford County is headed to prison. Jason Shell of Roanoke is charged with badly injuring Bob Terry, the 83-year-old owner of a country store in Moneta. Shell will spend the next 18...
Tags: Justice System, Punishment, Lawyers, Witnesses, Judges
On February 4, 2013, WDBJ7 broadcast a news story dealing with “pill mills” and the improper distribution of pain medications and other prescription drugs. During that report, the Beckley Treatment Center in Beckley, West Virginia, was...
A joint operation between the Henry County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police has led to several drug arrests in Henry County. The two law enforcement agencies worked together between January of 2011 and May of 2012 on the operation. The...
A routine traffic stop for the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office turned into a big bust Thursday. Officers seized 300 bags of heroin and charged two suspects in connection to a series of break-ins in the Botetourt County area. The heroin had an...
Tags: Drug Trafficking
ReporterUpdate: Town Council submitted letter to the state on Friday. The full letter is attached. ______________________________________________ A new clinic to treat heroin addiction could be coming to Pulaski, but it's not exactly a welcomed new business. ...
Anchor/ReporterPicture a typical heroin user and what do you see? Needles, someone lying in a cheap motel room with a band around their arm? Imagine this, police say a typical heroin user today is 17 to 25 years old, in high school or college, with no real physical...
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) -- A Nigerian man is in jail after customs officers at Dulles International Airport say he ingested 3 pounds of heroin in a smuggling attempt. Customs and Border Protection officials said Tuesday that 54-year-old Rasheed Adewale...
Press Release: Botetourt County Deputies Charge Roanoke Man With Four Drug Felonies Following Traffic Stop Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle has announced that a 33-year-old Roanoke man has been arrested and charged with four drug...
reporterShe was charged in connection with her friend's overdose death last summer, now a Craig County woman is making a deal - pleading to a lesser charge. Jessica Gallimore Rock was charged with 2nd degree murder in November. Last week, Rock plead guilty to...
Tags: Crimes, Crime, Law and Justice, Murder
Local police and health officials have seen an increase in both arrests and overdose deaths for heroin users. Local treatment centers are flooded with addicts. The Tribune's Christian Sheckler found out just how bad the problem has grown, and also what...
It was a summer-like day at Main Beach on Saturday with tourists filling the boardwalk, children enjoying the playground and a group of hardened homeless men passing around a pipe. Welcome to the visible underbelly of Laguna Beach. This scene is not...
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