Investigation leads to Forest man’s arrest on drug charges

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office/Narcotics Unit have been conducting a months’ long investigation into a man who allegedly was trafficking drugs from his residence at 1720 Perrowville Road in Forest.

Police say Joel Lamont Taylor was arrested Thursday, May 28 by Vice/Narcotics Investigators along with the Tactical Response Team and the K9 Interdiction Units who executed a search warrant of his residence.

Investigators, while executing the warrant, found possible methamphetamine, marijuana, several types of pills and heroin as well as a firearm.

The warrant stemmed from a more-than-six-month-long investigation and was also the second search warrant for narcotics served at this residence since the investigation began.

There have also been several traffic stops that lead to arrests of wanted individuals as well as the seizing of illegal narcotics.

A stolen vehicle was also recovered from the residence.

Taylor is being charged with numerous crimes including:

  • Distribution of Methamphetamine X2
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine more than 100 grams
  • Possession of Heroin (Schedule I)
  • Possession of Fentanyl (Schedule II)
  • Possession of Acetyl Fentanyl (Schedule I)
  • Possession of Methamphetamine (Schedule II)
  • Possession of Xanax (Schedule IV)
  • Possession of a Firearm while in possession of Schedule I or II
  • Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon

The investigation into this matter continues.

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