21 people arrested for drug-related offenses after ’round up’ operation by Floyd County Sheriff’s Office

New River Valley News

FLOYD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — After dozens of indictments were handed down by a grand jury earlier this month, Floyd County authorities conducted a “round up” operation to arrest more than 20 people who were indicted.

According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, the grand jury met on Oct. 5 and approved a total of 81 indictments, which will lead to the arrest of 49 people. Of those 81 indictments, 52 indictments are for drug and narcotics related violations involving 31 offenders.

On Friday, Oct. 22, Floyd County deputies say they worked with Carroll County deputies and Virginia state troopers to “round up” the recently-indicted offenders.

As of Wednesday, Oct. 27, authorities tell WFXR News that the following 21 people have ben arrested in connection with the Oct. 5 indictments:

  • Darby E. Gillespie: Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II substance, possession of Schedule II substance, and possession of Schedule III substance
  • Kimberly M. Causby: Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II substance, three counts of possession of Schedule II substance, and possession of Schedule III substance
  • Lawrence E. Sutphin: Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II substance
  • James Q. Creed: Possession of Schedule II substance
  • Brandi E. Reed: Possession of Schedule II substance
  • Garry W. Hunter: Possession of Schedule II substance
  • Emily H. Harris: Possession of Schedule II substance
  • Samuel J. Worthington: Possession of Schedule II substance
  • Ricky L. Stout: Two counts of possession of Schedule II substance
  • Jason M. Whitlock: Possession of Schedule II substance
  • Coty B. Williams: Possession of Schedule II substance and felony child endangerment
  • Joan M. Earman: Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II substance and possession of a firearm while in possession of Schedule II substance
  • Jennifer N. Weeks: Possession of Schedule II substance and felony child endangerment
  • Christopher A. Kelley: Possession of Schedule II substance
  • Rebecca J. Hough: Possession of Schedule II substance
  • Katie A. Willard: Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II substance and possession of a firearm while in possession of Schedule II substance
  • Zane C. Holliday: Possession of Schedule II substance
  • Kelly L. Blackmon: Possession of Schedule II substance
  • Christopher T. Johnson: Possession of Schedule II substance
  • Scott S. Sisson: Possession of a firearm while in possession of Schedule II substance, and carrying a concealed weapon
  • Kevin D. Woolwine: Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II substance, possession of a firearm while in possession of Schedule II substance, and possession of ammo by a felon

“This was possible due to the hard work of this department. Drugs will not be tolerated in Floyd County. We will continue to search out and apprehend those who violate these laws. I am very proud of the men and women of this department,” the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday. “They work extremely hard to keep this community safe day and night. Countless hours go into drug law violations. These men and women put themselves in harm’s way and do it without hesitation. This is why we are successful and will continue to crack down on drug offenses.”

If you have any information about illegal activities in Floyd County, you can leave an anonymous message with the sheriff’s office tip line at 540-745-9395.

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