Man arrested, narcotics and weapons seized in Gloucester drug raid

Donald Collins

Donald Collins

Gloucester County, Va. – One man was arrested and several types of narcotics and weapons were seized during a drug raid in Gloucester county on Wednesday.

Members of the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office’s Special Operations Unit assisted by Gloucester Sheriff’s Deputies and Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force members executed an early morning search warrant in the 4100 block of Shelly Road, according to Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren.

35-year-old Donald Collins was arrested without incident and charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession of firearms by a convicted felon, and possession of firearms wile in possession of drugs.

During the search of the residence, officers seized cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and a variety of prescription pills. An AR-15 Assault Rifle, Pistol Grip Shotgun, Semi-Automatic handgun, and a revolver were also seized.

This raid is the conclusion of a narcotics investigation conducted by the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force which is comprised of members of the Gloucester, York-Poquoson, Mathews, and Middlesex Sheriff’s Offices, James City and Poquoson Police Departments, and the Virginia State Police. “We utilized our Special Operations Unit because we had reason to believe that our target inside the residence was heavily armed”, Warren said.

“We were fortunate to get a dangerous, armed, drug dealer off of our streets without anyone being injured in the process.”

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