Nelson County investigation leads to seizure of drugs and more than $100,000 in cash

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NELSON COUNTY (WSLS 10) - On Sunday, a Nelson County Sheriff's Office investigation led to the discovery of a large amount of drugs and one of the largest cash seizures in recent history for the sheriff’s office.

On October 16, the sheriff’s office responded to the 100 block of River View Lane in Faber, Va. for a possible death.

Responding investigators said they observed signs of drug activity at the home, which lead to the issuance of a search warrant.

Deputies say they recovered several pounds of marijuana at the residence along with other suspected drugs. Along with these items, Investigators recovered more than $100,000 in cash and three vehicles.

Scott David Ivey, of Faber, Va. was arrested and charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs.

He is currently being held at the Albemarle Regional Jail.

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that this operation would not have been possible without cooperative assistance of the Skyline Drug Task Force, JADE Drug Task Force, Albermerle PD, and the Virginia State Police.