Multiple Drug Charges Pending for Norfolk Drug Ring Members

Posted on Jan 27, 2012
For almost a year, undercover DEA agents have been watching the home and business of suspected drug dealer Christopher Barber. Agents first began monitoring garbage at Barber's Smithfield, VA. home and then moved onto making undercover buys from Barber and his associates.

Three Arrested on Drug Charges in Norfolk, VA

Along with Barber, Fabian Lopez and Earnest Johnson were arrested for their role in the alleged drug trafficking ring. According to police, the three were responsible for buying and selling millions of dollars’ worth of drugs. During the raid on the house in Smithfield, ten kilos of cocaine, one kilo of meth and 46 pounds of marijuana were seized. Police also confiscated two firearms.

Barber was said to have been operating not just from his home, but from his business, Game Theatre Innovations. The business was setup as a home theatre installation company and a pay-by-the-hour video game parlor. DEA agents reported to have found nine kilos of cocaine at Barber's business. An additional kilo was said to be found on Johnson's person at the time of his arrest.

Results of Bond and Preliminary Hearings

During their preliminary hearing, Barber waived his right to a bond hearing and will await grand jury action in jail. The case against Lopez has been continued until the 24th of February and Johnson was released on an unsecured bond of $50,000.

The Norfolk criminal law attorneys at Tavss Fletcher hope that the men are given a fair trial and that they receive competent, effective legal representation.

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