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The Northwest Regional Drug Taskforce recently executed a drug raid in which multiple people were arrested. Eight Virginia residents were arrested after a search warrant was executed on a residence in Warren County. The investigators found an undisclosed amount of heroin and pills, and the authorities arrested each individual on varying drug possession charges as well as other charges.

According to the authorities, there is a significant amount of heroin use in the northwestern region of our state. Supposedly, the number of heroin-related deaths in Virginia this year has already surpassed the amount for last year. The authorities claim that this fact has led to the investigation of numerous heroin cases. In this particular case, enough evidence for a search warrant was gathered, but it is not known what that evidence was exactly.

Out of the eight arrested, each person faces at least one count of possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance. Two individuals also face child endangerment charges since a minor was found within the residence at the time of the search. Additionally, one of the eight is accused of possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

In drug possession cases, such as this one where multiple people were arrested within the same Virginia residence, it may be hard to prove that each person is actually guilty of the crimes of which they are accused. As the investigation continues, evidence may be found that the defendants may find useful to defend against the prosecution's accusations. In the meantime, each individual would do well to ensure that all of their legal rights are protected throughout the process.

Source:, "Va. Eight Person Heroin Bust, Child Discovered During Raid", Merris Badcock, Aug. 25, 2014

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