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Dozens To Be Charged In Hopewell Drug Bust

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HOPEWELL, VA—Following a six-month investigation, police are conducting a two-day roundup in an effort to serve and arrest more than five dozen people wanted on more than 200 felony drug charges.

A special grand jury returned 222 felony indictments for 64 individuals Friday. The charges range from possession and distribution of narcotics to conspiracy in the distribution of crack cocaine and marijuana.

"Providing the citizens of Hopewell a safer environment and community in which to live is top priority for the police department" said Hopewell Police Chief John Keohane.

The investigation and the two-day round-up will involve nearly 100 local, state and federal law enforcement personnel from Hopewell, Petersburg, as well as Chesterfield, Dinnwiddie and Prince George counties.

"The Virginia State Police is committed to working with our law enforcement partners in combating crime to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the Commonwealth," said Captain Tim Ring, Division Commander of the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Richmond Field Office.

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