ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police has reported a man was charged with drug and weapon possession in a joint violent task force operation in October 2022.

In an investigation, Virginia State Police and officials including the Star City Drug and Violent Crime Task Force obtained a search warrant to search a home on the 1400 block of Orange Avenue NW after they found a package containing narcotics.

While investigating, police discovered the package had 2.3 pounds of Fentanyl and a synthetic opioid inside.

While searching the home, investigators found narcotics worth $231,700 and the following:

  • 130 grams of additional narcotics
  • three firearms
  • $13,431 in US Currency

34-year-old DeAngelo Omer Baker was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Attempting to Distribute/Sell Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Violent Felon
  • Two counts of Possession of Firearm while in Possession of a Schedule 1 or 2 drug,
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl
  • Possession of Schedule 1 or 2 substance with Intent to Distribute

After Baker was processed, he was released on a $10,000 bond.

Virginia State Police says the incident remains under investigation.