December 15, 2006
Thousands of dollars of drugs are off the streets. The Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement task force raided an apartment on Vine Street in Charlottesville early Friday morning. Agents confiscated crack cocaine, a pistol, and $660 in cash.
49 year-old John Mickens is charged with possession with intent to distribute and being in possession of a firearm after being a convicted felon.
The drugs have a street value at more than $18,000.