Page County Sheriff's Office Aids in Capture of Suspected Meth Dealer
Written by: Sam Orlando
LURAY, VA – In a coordinated effort by the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force, an individual identified as David Brandon Holloway, 33, of North Chesterfield, VA, was apprehended on May 20, 2023, following an investigation into suspected methamphetamine distribution.
Acting on intelligence reports, authorities arrested Holloway in the parking lot of Tractor Supply Co., located at 1462 US Hwy 211 West in Luray, VA. The suspect had allegedly been travelling from North Chesterfield to Luray to sell the illicit drug.
Upon apprehension, officers discovered four ounces of methamphetamine in Holloway's possession, carrying an estimated street value of $10,752. Following the seizure, Holloway was charged with possession with the intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance.
The operation saw collaboration between officers from the Luray Police Department and deputies from the Page County Sheriff's Office, who lent their support to the Drug and Gang Task Force during the investigation.
The Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional unit involving members from the Clarke, Frederick, Page, and Shenandoah County Sheriff's Departments, as well as the Front Royal, Luray, Strasburg, and Winchester Police Departments, and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Culpeper Field Office. The task force is a HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas) funded initiative aiming to reduce the impact of drug trafficking and gang violence in the region.
Chad Cubbage, the Sheriff of Page County, released the following statement on his agency's Facebook page: "I am proud of my staff and all of the agencies that assisted with this investigation. They are committed to keeping dangerous drugs out of our community."
As of now, Holloway's case is pending court proceedings. The swift operation underlines the continued commitment of local law enforcement agencies to combat drug-related crime and protect the communities of Northwest Virginia.