Five area residents face multiple drug charges following execution of a search warrant on Wednesday and a traffic stop on Tuesday.
According to Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark, the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task force arrested three people Wednesday following the execution of a search warrant at a residence on Pine Lane in South Boston.
Task force members seized suspected heroin, suspected marijuana and suspected drug paraphernalia as a result of the search, Clark said.
Arrested were 58-year-old Jerry Guthrie of Pine Lane, South Boston, 65-year-old Adrian Bradsher of Pine Lane, South Boston and 37-year-old Jennifer Rogers of Cedar Grove Road, Alton.
All three were charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Rogers also was charged with possession of marijuana.
Guthrie was released on an unsecured bond.
Bradsher was released on a $2,000 secured bond, and Rogers was released on a $1,000 secured bond.
The Virginia State Police and officers from the South Boston Police Department assisted with the search of the residence.
On Tuesday, task force members arrested 32-year-old Michael Anthony Bouldin of Skipwith and 25-year-old Thomas Lee Atkinson Jr. of Hwy. 49, Chase City following a traffic stop.
Task Force members conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on James D. Hagood Hwy for a traffic violation, Clark said. During the traffic stop, it was found the driver, Boulden, and passenger Atkinson were in possession of illegal substances, and task force members seized suspected marijuana and suspected cocaine.
Both subjects were arrested and transported to Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority.
Bouldin was charged with failure to obey a traffic sign, driving on a suspended license, misdemeanor eluding police and possession of marijuana, and he was released on a $1,500 secured bond.
Atkinson was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine, and he is being held without bail, Clark said.
The Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force is comprised of members of the Virginia State Police, South Boston Police Department and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.