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Culpeper suspects in jail after seizure of fentanyl valued at $16k

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Photos courtesy Culpeper Sheriff’s Office

Two Culpeper residents have been arrested, and more than $16,000 of pressed fentanyl has been seized, following a search warrant executed in the 300 block of Wine Street.

Daiquan L. Thompson, 24, and Octavia Richards, 45, were arrested by the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force after the operation resulted in 67 grams, or 670 pills, and two firearms.

Thompson was arrested and charged with:

  • one felony count of possession with intent to distribute schedule I/II drug
  • one felony count of possession of a firearm while in possession of schedule I/II drug
  • one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • two felony counts of child endangerment.

Richards was arrested and charged with:

  • one felony count of possession with intent to distribute schedule I/II drug
  • one felony count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon
  • two felony counts of child endangerment.

   

Thompson and Richards were transported to the Culpeper County Jail where they were held without bond.

Thompson is alleged to be a gang member and is also being investigated for violating his probation conditions.

The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force is composed of law enforcement personnel from the Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock Sheriff’s Offices, Culpeper, Warrenton, and Orange Police Departments and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Culpeper Field Office.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.