Lynchburg man facing multiple drug charges after arrest in Nelson County
LYNCHBURG, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A man from Lynchburg was arrested earlier this month in Nelson County.
According to the Lynchburg Police Department, a narcotics interdiction operation occurred on Oct. 11.
This operation involved LPD’s Special Investigations Division, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police 3A Narcotics and Gang Task Force.
LPD had received information about drugs that may be in transit to Central Virginia.
Around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a vehicle connected with this information on southbound Route 151 in the Afton area.
A K-9 and his handler conducted an open-air search around the vehicle, and the animal indicated it smelled drugs.
In a search of the vehicle, officers found about 1.2 pounds of methamphetamine, about 4,800 pressed fentanyl pills, about 100 grams of fentanyl powder, about 100 grams of heroin, and about 4.5 ounces of cocaine.
Officials arrested 40-year-old Oshea Jackson of Lynchburg on possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession, manufacture or distribution of a weapon of terrorism.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
Jackson is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.