Lynchburg Police: Wanted man arrested with gun and drugs

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Lynchburg Police says they arrested Sergio Antoine Sihlangu on Wednesday, March 25 for failure to appear in court and several possession charges. (Photo: Courtesy Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority, Lynchburg Adult Detention Center)

Lynchburg Police says they arrested Sergio Antoine Sihlangu on Wednesday, March 25 for failure to appear in court and several possession charges. (Photo: Courtesy Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority, Lynchburg Adult Detention Center)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Police in Lynchburg say a local man faces several new charges after he was taken into custody for failure to appear in court and officers found a gun and drugs.

Sergio Sihlangu, 32, of Lynchburg, was wanted for failure to appear in court and arrested Wednesday, March 25 just after 3:30 p.m. Lynchburg Police say when he was arrested, officers discovered a concealed handgun, crack, cocaine, and items consistent with drug distribution.

Additional charges that resulted from Wednesday’s arrest include:

  • Two counts of possession of a 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 I or II drugs;
  • Two counts of possession with intent to distribute schedule I or II drugs; and
  • Carrying a concealed weapon.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

According to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority, Sihlangu is being held at the Lynchburg Adult Detention Center without bond.

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