September 10, 2010
Culpeper police charged five men and a juvenile with drug violations Thursday night following raids by several law enforcement agencies at two townhouses in Piccadilly Circus.
Two of the men and the juvenile male were from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Two emergency response teams – one the joint Culpeper Police and Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office unit and the other the Virginia State Police SWAT Team – raided two residences in the 1800 block of Piccadilly Circus around 9pm Thursday night.
“This is the culmination of several months of investigation by our Street Crimes Unit in problems areas to enhance the quality of life for our citizens,” said Capt. Rick Pinksaw.
At one residence, police seized a small amount of suspected marijuana, a small caliber semi-automatic pistol, drug packaging materials and gang-related items consisting of clothes and photos.
At that house, police charged Rodney Massie, 34, of the 1800 block of Piccadilly Circus, with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He was released on a summons.
When police raided, the second house, they seized a revolver, a small amount of suspected marijuana, suspected cocaine, suspected prescription painkillers, scales, drug packaging materials, $1,560 in cash and gang-related items.
The 17-year-old Brooklyn boy was charged with misdemeanor counts of providing false identification to police and possession of marijuana. He also faces a felony charge of possession with intent to distribute prescription drugs.
Police also charged James Arlander Clore, 19, of Culpeper, Kenneth Garfield Rhudd, 27, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Nathaniel Robert Rodriguez, 20, also of Brooklyn, with misdemeanor charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. All three were arrested.
Ivan Lynn Turner, 52, of Madison, stands charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and was released on a summons.
“More charges are expected,” Culpeper Sgt. Tim Chilton, one of the Culpeper officers assigned to the Street Crimes Unit.