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NEWS RELEASE: LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested a man wanted for contempt of court for failure to appear in court and charged him with several additional offenses after finding him in possession of drugs and a firearm.
On March 25, 2020 at 3:39 p.m., an officer located Sergio Sihlangu, 32, of Lynchburg, in the 400-block of Federal Street. After Sihlangu was detained on the active warrant for failure to appear in court, officers found a concealed handgun, crack, cocaine, and items consistent with drug distribution.
He is charged with:
  • Two counts of possession of controlled substance
  • Possession of ammunition by a convicted felon
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of a firearm while in possession with intent to distribute schedule 1 or 2 drugs
  • Two counts of possession with intent to distribute schedule 1 or 2 drugs
  • Carrying a concealed weapon