APPOMATTOX, Va. (WFXR) — As the result of a long-time criminal investigation, the Tri-County Drug and Task Force arrested 15 men and women and allegedly seized several drugs.

In a joint investigation, with Virginia State Police and several law enforcement agencies across the commonwealth, officers allegedly seized methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and several illegal pharmaceuticals. As a result, 15 individuals were indicted on the following charges:

  • Distribution of Methamphetamine
  • Distribution of Cocaine
  • Distribution of Fentanyl
  • Distribution of Schedule III Narcotics
  • Distribution of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance within a School Zone
  • Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Possession of Firearm while in Possession of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of Fentanyl
  • Possession of Methamphetamine

Virginia State Police say additional indictments include Violent Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Child Abuse, Carnal Knowledge of a Minor without Force, and a felony count of Eluding Police.

The following people are arrested and charged:

  • Couch, Elijah Ray Couch of Halifax, NC (Currently detained in N.C.) 
  • Akhanaton Tutankhamun-Bey of Kenbridge, Va. 
  • Jason Lewis Duffey of Clarkesville, Va. 
  • Mary Carter of Kenbridge, Va. 
  • Tameka L. Menjivar, of Charlotte Court House, Va. 
  • Weldon Shea Armstrong of Victoria, Va. 
  • Teresa Lynn Beadles of Keysville, Va.  
  • Rodney Wayne Lee of Keysville, Va. 
  • Leonard W. van Lenten of Drakes Branch, Va. 
  • Samantha Shelton of Drakes Branch, Va. 
  • Felipe Neri of Charlotte Court House, Va. 
  • Starsky Creamer of Charlotte Court House, Va. 
  • Dexter Arthur Chambers of Keysville, Va. 
  • James Atwood of Charlotte Court House, Va. 
  • Stuart Reavis of Charlotte Court House, Va. 

Additionally, investigators are still pursuing Tykee Fischer, of Brunswick County, who has outstanding arrest warrants associated with this investigation.

The Virginia State Police asks anyone with information on Fichers whereabouts to call the Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force through the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 434-542-5141, Lunenburg County Crime stoppers at 434-696-3100, or the Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office at 434-696-4452.