State Police: Campbell County drug bust nets $300,000+ of marijuana, two arrests

wlni-defaultFrom Virginia State Police: LYNCHBURG, Va. – A two-month criminal investigation has resulted in two arrests and the seizure of approximately $318,500 worth of marijuana intended for illegal distribution within the Lynchburg region. The Central Virginia Drug and Gang Task Force arrested Maurice Q. Poe, 31, of Lynchburg Station, Va., and Latasha G. Wilkins, 29, of Lynchburg, Va., without incident April 29, 2016, in Campbell County.  The investigation began in early March 2016 when the U.S. Postal Service intercepted a package that tested positive for marijuana. Subsequent investigation and multiple search warrants executed over the next two months resulted in the net seizure of 91 pounds of marijuana and approximately $93,000 in drug proceeds. The average street value of marijuana within the Lynchburg region is estimated at $3,500 a pound. Poe and Wilkins were each charged with one count of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and one count of transporting marijuana into the Commonwealth. The Central Virginia Task Force includes the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office.  The City of Lynchburg Police Department also assisted with the case. Additional charges are pending, as the investigation remains ongoing at this time.

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