Amherst Co. drug bust: 272 pounds of marijuana seized, two men charged

From the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office: This office working together with the Virginia State Police, Central Virginia Drug & Gang Task Force, and Roanoke City Police Department made a substantial seizure of marijuana on Thursday afternoon. A total shipment of 272 lbs. of marijuana was intercepted and seized prior to its delivery to  subjects in Amherst County. The marijuana has an estimated street value of over $350,000. The investigation led law enforcement to a residence at 1624 Apt. B., Elon Road, in Madison Heights. As a result of this collaborative effort, David Jason Trail , 35, of Madison Heights and Cedrick Herman Stephens, 51, of Lynchburg have both been arrested. Both men are charged with § 18.2 – 248.1 , Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana .  In addition, (2) firearms and $1800 in U.S. Currency was seized.  The suspects were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Amherst Adult Detention Center, where they are being held on $15,000 bonds. Additional charges are pending.

David Trail

Cedrick Stephens

Amherst Co. Sheriff’s Dept. photo

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