Overnight: 28 Lynchburg Area Residents Arrested In Major Drug Bust

A 12-month investigation resulted in the arrest of 28 individuals within the Central Virginia region on approximately 100 drug and firearm charges.

The Central Virginia Drug and Gang Task Force (CVDGTF) initiated “Operation Ice Melt” Thursday morning at residences and motels across the counties of Appomattox and Campbell.

The charges stem from indictments recently handed up by both a Campbell County grand jury as well as a multi-jurisdictional grand jury.

More than 3,139 grams of methamphetamine, 212 grams of heroin, 54 grams of cocaine, 7,732 grams of marijuana, 251 MDMA tablets, 75 Morphine doses, and 10 Acid/PCP doses with a total estimated street value of $647,063 were seized during this extensive investigation.

Those apprehended Thursday were transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Rustburg and the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Amherst.

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Operation Ice Melt Arrestees:

-Victoria Sumpolec, Spotsylvania

-James Timmy Scott, Shipman

-Cody Lipscomb, Madison Heights

-Andrew Simpson, Arrington

-Jonathan Ward, Forest

-Jason Rhuland, Evington

-Michael Pennell, South Boston

-Larry Grishaw, Concord

-Jerry Lowden, Madison Heights

-Gaige Wade, Lynchburg

-Devon McCoy, Lynchburg

-Jarrett Doss, Altavista

-Bridget Martin, Appomattox

-Emmanuel Whiting, Lynchburg

-William Brooks, Lynchburg

-Nicholas Ansbaugh, Lynchburg

-Samantha Ansbaugh, Lynchburg

-Kristopher Howard, Lynchburg

-Karla Whitehead, Rustburg

-Leroy Dews, Evington

-Joseph Tweedy Jr., Gladys

-Thomasina Wood, Lynchburg

-Laura Ayers, Appomattox

-Rodney Biglow, Appomattox

-Ricky Hodges, Appomattox

-Kristy Ratliff, Appomattox

-James Amerman, Madison Heights

-Charles Rice, Appomattox

The CVDGTF is still searching for 15 additional individuals also indicted as part of this investigation.

Operation Ice Melt Fugitives:

-Michael Donald, Lynchburg

-Jennifer King, Monroe

-Michael Patria, Lynchburg

-Jeremy Rose, Roseland

-Christopher Wood, Amherst

-Sherman Hackett, Lynchburg

-Rafael Watkins, Lynchburg

-Carmen Irby, Evington

-George Billy Harmon, Madison Heights

-Christopher Campbell, Altavista

-Jamie Morgan, Concord

-Ryan Martin, Lynchburg

-Jacob Kersey, Lynchburg

-Amanda Wood, Alton

-Melanie Irby, Gladys

If you have information about the 15 individuals still wanted on charges related to Operation Ice Melt contact the CVDGTF through the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

The number police want you to call is (434) 332-9580.



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