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Roanoke drug dealers arrested after search warrant executed seizing drugs and guns

Nathan Dooley and Stephanie Mills
Nathan Dooley and Stephanie Mills, submitted

Two people who allegedly were dealing narcotics were arrested Friday after special agents executed a search warrant in Southeast Roanoke.

Nathan Shane Dooley, 22, and Stephanie Elaine Mills, 32, both of Roanoke, have been charged with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession of methamphetamine, possession of firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm while in possession of schedule 1-2 narcotics.

Dooley and Mills are being held at the Roanoke Adult Detention Center without bond.

Two additional individuals were arrested on outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions during the search. Those individuals were also taken into custody.

The operation was by the Star City Drug and Violent Crime Task Force along with members of the City of Roanoke violence suppression unit.

Prior to their arrests, special agents and officers conducted controlled buys in which suspected fentanyl was purchased during the operation.

The search warrants were executed in the 1300 block of Dale Ave, SE, Roanoke, and 600 block of 19th Street, SE, Roanoke, by the Virginia State Police special operations division.

Agents seized 17.3 grams of suspected fentanyl, 8.4 grams of methamphetamine, 7.3 grams of an unknown powder, 14 prescription pills and two firearms.

Additional charges may be forthcoming after consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney’s office.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years 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.