Three men facing drug, firearms charges in multi-agency investigation
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia State Police reports three people are in custody at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail following a multi-agency narcotics investigation.
According to a release, the investigation resulted in the arrests of three men on multiple firearms and drug charges.
Thirty-year David Travis Lowery of Waynesboro is facing charges of possession with intent to distribute Schedule II methamphetamine and possession of more than 100 grams of Schedule II methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Thirty-year-old Stephen Edward Lackey of Staunton is accused of possessing more than 100 grams of Schedule II methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
And 31-year-old Tyler Ruppel of Waynesboro is facing charges of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II narcotic, possession of more than 100 grams of Schedule II methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and simultaneous possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule II drug.
The release says officers seized about 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine worth about $66,800, 23 grams of psilocybin mushrooms work about $1,380, 100 grams of marijuana works about $2,000, and 3.5 grams of heroin worth about $875.
The investigation is ongoing, and it involves the Skyline Drug and Gang Task Force, the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Waynesboro Police Special Operations Unit, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
VSP, the Nelson County Sheriff's Office and the Staunton Police Department assisted.