Man Arrested on Virginia Beach Drug Charges

Posted on Dec 13, 2011
A recent drug related arrest in Winchester, VA centered on information given to police by an unnamed informant. According to Winchester police, the informant saw John C. Greene, a 32-year-old man from Virginia Beach, sell both powder and tar heroin out of his Winchester hotel room. The police affidavit, filed in the Winchester Circuit Court, stated that Greene was staying in the hotel while visiting friends. Reportedly, Greene was in possession of 8 grams of powdered heroin and 6 grams of the tar form and was selling them for between $100 and $250 per gram.

Police Seize Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia, Arrest Suspect

Acting on the material given by the informant, local authorities worked alongside the Fredrick County Sherriff's Office and the Northwest Regional Drug and Gang Task Force. According to police reports, Greene was arrested in his hotel room and police seized the following:
  • Plastic bag containing a white powdery substance 
  • Aluminum foil containing a "tar-like" substance 
  • One syringe 
  • Note pad with four names and phone numbers 
  • Cell phone and charger 
  • Box of aluminum foil 

At the time of this report, police had not yet tested the substances to confirm that they were heroin. If the substances are found to be forms of heroin, drug possession and distribution charges will likely follow. This news article has been brought to you by the staff and attorneys at the criminal defense law firm of Tavss Fletcher.

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