Warrants executed in connection with undercover investigation

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office concluded an undercover drug investigation into the distribution of cocaine.

Investigators with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, along with agents from the Virginia State Police and Department of Motor Vehicles, on Dec. 5, executed search warrants at A&E Auto Sales, 4000 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, and 359 Paul St., Collinsville.

The searches yielded in excess of one pound of cocaine, a small quantity of marijuana, three firearms and $10,179 in U.S. currency. The approximate street value of the narcotics is in excess of $20,000. The suspected narcotics will be submitted to the Virginia Department of Forensic Science for analysis.

In addition, seven vehicles, one boat, one ATV and one trailer were seized during the course of this operation.

Tamon Dorell Witcher, 31, of 359 Paul St., Collinsville, was charged with a felony count of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute (felony). Witcher was released on a $7,500 unsecured bond.

The investigation is continuing, according to the release, and additional charges are anticipated.

Anyone with information pertaining to narcotic trafficking operations is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63- CRIME (632-7463).

The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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