Virginia State Police charge 57 people during drug round-up in Montgomery and Floyd Counties

Published: Mar. 7, 2018 at 9:42 AM EST
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Virginia State Police presented 93 formal charges against 57 people following a drug round-up in Montgomery and Floyd Counties Monday.

Police began a narcotic investigation in Floyd and Montgomery Counties that stemmed from a long term drug investigation involving multiple individuals. Virginia State Police said the mission of the New River Drug Task Force is "to target and investigate mid to upper level narcotic individuals/organizations."

The New River Regional Drug Task Force worked with the Christiansburg Police Department, the Blacksburg Police Department, the Virginia Tech Police Department, and Virginia State Police to initiate a mass arrest operation.

Charges from this investigation include distribution of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, selling a firearm to a known convicted felon, possession of LSD, distribution of a controlled substance, manufacture marijuana, and distribution of marijuana.

Police arrested 37 people Monday and are working to find another 20 individuals who have outstanding warrants.