'Not in Our Backyard'

Special Agent R. B. George (top right) briefs officers on operation “Not in Our Backyard.”

More than 30 individuals have been arrested following a joint operation “Not In Our Backyard” over the weekend that was organized by the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic & Gang Task Force.

Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark stated that the operation began on Feb. 17 and continued through the weekend.

A total of 24 individuals were arrested on outstanding drug charges and pro-active law enforcement.

In addition, 10 more suspects were arrested on outstanding warrants.

Officers seized suspected methamphetamine and heroin throughout the operation.

Additional charges and arrests are forthcoming.

“Methamphetamine, heroin and other illegal narcotics are having a significantly negative impact on our community as a whole. Our regional law enforcement partners are committed to working with our residents and community partners to reduce the amount of harmful illegal drugs coming into our neighborhoods. We owe it to our children to do all we can to ensure they have the opportunities to succeed without having to worry about addiction and their loved ones’ dependence on these harmful drugs,” said South Boston Police Chief Bryan Young. “We hope this operation plays a small role in that effort.”

Sheriff Clark further stated that he is hopeful an operation such as this will help prevent drug overdoses and addictions in the community, and he hopes that it will deter people from using or selling illegal narcotics when they see drug dealers going to jail.

Agencies participating in the operation were the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force, Virginia State Police, South Boston Police Department, Halifax Police Department, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources,and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

The Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic & Gang Task Force consists of members of the Virginia State Police, South Boston Police Department and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Clark would like to thank all the agencies involved for coming together with outstanding team work in combating illegal drugs throughout Halifax County.

In addition, Clark would like to further thank the Halifax County E911 dispatchers and Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority for all of their assistance.

Drug arrests

  • Jason Lloyd, 44 of South Boston charged with one count of distribution of methamphetamine
  • James Green, 51 of South Boston – one count of distribution of methamphetamine 3rd or subsequent
  • Raine Propst, 25 of South Boston – one count of distribution of methamphetamine
  • Laura Fears, 31 of Halifax – one count of distribution of a schedule I/II controlled substance, one count of distribution of a schedule III and two counts of distribution of a schedule IV
  • Kelly Lloyd, 43 of South Boston – one count of possession of Fentanyl
  • Christopher Duffer, 43 of Nathalie – one count of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine
  • Paul Mabe Jr., 52 of Halifax – one count of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine
  • Jaquan Pannell, 22 of Nathalie – one count of distribution of MDMA
  • Cynthia Cole, 55 of Alton – one count of possession of methamphetamine
  • Jane Powell, 48 of South Boston – one count of possession of a schedule I/II
  • Robert Jackson, 31 of South Boston – one count of possession of a schedule I/II
  • John Holcombe, 39 of Nathalie – one count of possession of a schedule I/II
  • Christina Nicole Baker, 33 of Nathalie – one count of possession of a schedule I/II
  • Joe Allred Jr., 56 of Scottsburg – one count of distribution of fentanyl
  • Maurice Dance Jr., 22 of South Boston – one count of possession of a schedule I/II
  • David Weadon, 35 of Alton – one count each of possession of a schedule I/II, probation violation (felony) and misdemeanor eluding
  • Brad Tuggle, 45 of Nathalie – one count each of possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia and felony child neglect and two counts of contempt of court
  • Clinton Dennis, 40 of South Boston – one count of possession of heroin and one count of driving after license had been revoked
  • Lester Nicole Moorefield, 48 of South Boston – one count of possession of schedule I/II
  • Amanda Hall, 39 of Vernon Hill – one count each of possession of schedule I/II, capias and obtaining money by false pretenses
  • Jeffrey Farmer, 35 of Halifax – one count of possession of schedule I/II
  • Jonathan Andrade, 35 of South Boston – one count of possession of schedule I/II
  • Monroe White, 43 of South Boston – one count of possession of schedule I/II
  • Amber Hubbard, 30 of Halifax – four counts of distributing cocaine, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of fail to appear

Additional arrests

  • Autumn Spisak, 45 of Virginia Beach – one count of probation violation (felony)
  • Trevor Wright, 21 of Naruna – one count of probation violation (felony)
  • Quaheim Chandler, 23 of South Boston – two counts of contempt of court
  • Michael Freeman, 47 of Danville – one count of contempt of court
  • Ashley Watts, 24 of Halifax – one count of driving under the influence of narcotics
  • Jerrell Woods, 35 of Ringgold – one count each of possession of a concealed weapon, brandishing a firearm and reckless handling of a firearm
  • Michael Green, 29 of South Boston – one count each of assault and battery and destruction of property
  • Mindy Watts, 33 of South Boston – one count of probation violation (felony)
  • Dayshawn Wells, 25 of South Boston – one count of probation violation (felony)
  • Lionel Best, 44 of Alton – one count of fugitive from justice (NC)