Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force indicts 22 individuals on 59 drug charges with ‘Operation Unmasked’

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ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Officers from around the Alleghany Highlands have been working to round up individuals indicted on drug charges by an Alleghany County Grand Jury.

As of Thursday, Aug. 6, 20 of 22 people have been arrested on a total of 59 charges in what the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force has called “Operation Unmasked.”

Officers from the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force were assisted by the Craig County Sheriff’s Office, Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office, Clifton Forge Police Department, and the Covington Police Department.

Below is a list of those in custody and the charges each are facing:

  • Eugene Bedford Angle, Jr. – One count Sell/Provide Resale, Sch. I/II.
  • Regina Carol Angle – Two counts Sell/Provide Resale Sch. I/II; Two counts Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Ernest Wade Armentrout II – Two counts Sell/Provide Resale Sch. I/II; Two counts Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Michael Wayne Benway – One count Manufacture/Distribute Sch. I/II (subsequent offense); One count Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Michael Edward Brewster, Jr. – One count Manufacture/Distribute Sch. I/II (subsequent offense); One count Obtain money under fall pretense < $500.
  • James Michael Brooks, Jr. – One count Sell/Provide Resale Sch. I/II; One count Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Brittany Nicole Carter – One count Sell/Provide Resale Sch. I/II; One count Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Debora Anne Coleman – One count Sell/Provide Resale Sch. III.
  • Rena Ann Craft – One count Sell/Provide Resale Sch. I/II; One count Distribute PWID Marijuana > 1/2 oz < 5 lbs; Two counts Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Ian Paul Gallop – One count Violent Felon Poss/Trans. Weapon; One count Possess Marijuana 1st offense; One count Unauthorized Possession Drug Paraphernalia; One count Petit Larceny < $500; One count Distribute Meth > 10 g; One count Abuse Incapacitated Adult; One count Possess Gun w/ selling Sch. I/II Drug; One count Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Chad Michael Harrison – One count Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Aaron Hanshew – One count Possess with Intent to Man./Sell Sch. I/II; One count Possession of a Sch. I/II; One count of attempt to introduce drugs into jail.
  • Jody Allen Jeffries, Jr. – One count Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Tyler Austin Lee Lewis – One count Sell/Provide Resale Sch. I/II; One count Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Gary Wayne Owens, Jr. – One count Distribute Marijuana x3 Felony Offenses; Two counts Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Randolph Mitchell Owens, Jr. – One count Sell/Provide Resale Sch. I/II; One count Distribute/PWID Marijuana < 1/2 oz > 5 lbs.
  • Richard Danik Riley II – One count Manufacture/Distribute Sch. I/II (second offense).
  • Steven James Garret Sammons – Two counts Sell/Provide Resale Sch. I/II.
  • Stephen Mark Anthony Smith – One count Sell/Distribute Sch. III.
  • Whitney Logan Stanley – One count Sell/Provide Resale Sch. I/II.
  • Elden Lee Stout – Three counts Sell/Provide Resale Sch. I/II; Three counts Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.
  • Kaitlynne Sue Stout – Three counts Sell/Provide Resale Sch. I/II; Three counts Conspiracy: Violate Drug Act.

Police are also looking for Regina Angle and Michael Brewster, Jr., both from Covington. If you know of their whereabouts, call the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 965-1770.

The Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force is a State Police Task Force consisting of officers from Alleghany, Bath, and Craig County, as well as the Virginia State Police.

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