Four men were arrested on drug charges this week by members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic Gang and Task Force, according to Sheriff Fred S. Clark.
Michael Barksdale, 54, of Bold Springs Road, South Boston, was arrested by Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force members on Tuesday on an indictment for two counts of distribution of methamphetamine, third or subsequent offense.
Barksdale was transported to Blue Ridge Regional Jail and held without bond.
Thomas Thompson Jr., 49, of Henry’s Trail, Nathalie, 40-year-old Julious Stokes of Yanceyville, North Carolina, and 39-year-old Thomas Walters of Yanceyville were arrested on Wednesday following a traffic stop.
Clark said task force members stopped a vehicle occupied by the three men and found they were in possession of suspected illegal substances.
Task force members seized suspected marijuana, suspected cocaine and U. S. currency.
The trio were arrested and transported to Blue Ridge Regional Jail, Clark said.
Thompson was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and was held without bond.
Stokes was charged with possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance and held without bond.
Walters was charged with possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance and held on a $3,000 secured bond.
Deputies from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office assisted the task force with the traffic stop and arrests.
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.