HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — One person is in custody and facing multiple drug and gun charges after Hopewell police seized thousands of dollars of illegal narcotics and weapons from a residence Wednesday morning.
Following a two-month investigation, officers conducted a narcotics search warrant at a rental house located on the 2300 block of Norfolk Street in the city’s Westwood neighborhood.
During the search, authorities confiscated a large volume of heroin, cocaine, and marijuana and as well as three firearms. Police estimate the value of the drugs seized could be between $20,000 to $50,000.
One person, 32-year-old Kendale Winfield of Hopewell, was arrested on multiple charges of distributing narcotics and weapon possession. He is currently awaiting arraignment inside Riverside Regional Jail.
“As a direct result of collaborative partnerships built within this community, tips from concerned citizens and proactive efforts to eradicate narcotics distribution within the city, this arrest and seizure
of illegal drugs would not be possible”, Lieutenant Paul Intravia with the Hopewell Police Department said in a release.
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