Major drug bust leads to more than 20 arrests

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After more than a year long undercover drug operation in Henry County, 26 suspects were arrested on 79 felony charges.

The Henry County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Virginia State Police, Martinsville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration all worked with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office to conduct this investigation.

Pharmaceutical pills along with fetanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana were seized.

On March 19, 2018 a Henry County Grand Jury issued indictments resulting in 178 felony charges being issued on 58 adults.

On March 21, 2018 the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Patrick County Sheriff’s Office, Martinsville Police Department, Henry County Department of Public Safety, UNited States Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested 26 suspects on 79 felony charges. Additional meth and marijuana were taken.

The following were arrested on March 21:

  • Diana D. Adkins of Martinsville: Distribution of Oxycodone
  • Andrea Joyce Irene Clark of Bassett: Conspiracy to Dist. Oxycodone
  • Bobby Courtney Junior of Bassett: Distribution of Methamphetamine, 2 counts of Distribution of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen
  • Donta Lashaun Estes of Martinsville: Distribution of Cocaine, 4 counts
  • Travis Lamont Hairston of Martinsville: Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl, Distribution of Monoacetylmorphine and Fentanyl
  • Amber Boston Hood of Rocky Mount: Distribution of Methamphetamine, 3 counts
  • Delano Alexander Hunt: Distribution of Imitation Controlled Substance, Obtain Money by False Pretenses
  • Mark Clyde Jones of Martinsville: Distribution of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen
  • Bobby Marquise Kirby of Martinsville: Distribution of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen, 2 counts
  • Brian Derek Martin of Collinsville: Distribution of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen
  • Shanicia Vanease Martin of Martinsville: Distribution of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen
  • Angel Michelle Martin-Zacarius of Martinsville: Distribution of Cocaine
  • Tristan Roger Mitchell of Bassett: Distribution of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Dist. Methamphetamine
  • David Eugene Murphy of Ridgeway: Distribution of Methadone, Distribution of Buprenorphine and Naloxone, 2 counts
  • Michael Louis Patrick of Bassett: Distribution of Methamphetamine, 3 counts
  • Anthony Lee Penn of Bassett: Distribution of Cocaine, 3 counts
  • Osric Pierre Price of Martinsville: Distribution of Cocaine, 4 counts
  • Dana Juan Reynolds of Bassett: Possess Marijuana with intent to distribute. Possess Oxycodone with intent to distribute, Posess Oxymorphone with intent to distribute, Possess Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen with intent to distribute, Possess Oxycodone and Acetaminophen with intent to distribute, Possess firearm while possess controlled substance, Possess firearm by felon less than ten years
  • Carla Ashby Smith of Martinsville: Distribution of Oxycodone
  • Melissa Sue Thacker of Ridgeway: Distribution of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen, 4 counts, Conspiracy to Dist. Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen
  • Stephen Dwayne Wall of Bassett: Distribution of Oxycodone
  • Kermit Douglas Waller: Distribution of Cocaine, 3rd of subsequent offense, 4 counts
  • Stephanie Michelle Anne White of Martinsville: Distribution of Oxycodone, 2 counts
  • Walter Albert Williamson of Bassett: Distribution of Oxycodone and Acetaminophen, 3rd of sub. offense, 2 counts. Distribution of Oxycodone, 3rd or sub. offense, 3 counts, Distribution of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen, Distribution of Alprazolam
  • Teresa Mabe Workman of Ridgeway: Distribution of Oxycodone and Acetaminophen, 7 counts, Distribution of Oxycodone
  • Kristina Lee Wright of Collinsville: Distribution of Morphine, 6 counts, Distribution of Oxycodone, Distribution of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen

There are six additional people currently incarcerated in correctional facilities awaiting service of their indictments. 26 suspects are still being sought under sealed indictments.

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