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Amherst County authorities arrest 11, searching for 4 more after drug indictments

Indictment were handed down Tuesday, June 9

Amherst County arrests, as of June 22, 2020
Amherst County arrests, as of June 22, 2020 (WSLS 10)

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – On Monday, the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office announced it arrested three more people in connection to drug indictments handed down by a grand jury.

All three face the same charge, manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited.

Bailey Hillsman faces four counts, David Dowdy faces three, while Jeffrey Mays faces one count.

It addition to those three, the Sheriff’s Office named the four people it’s still searching for, encouraging them to turn themselves in:

  1. Trevor Shane Scott
  2. Bobby Wayne Dalton
  3. Janet Lee Wood
  4. Brandon Thomas McDaniel

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is making arrests after 15 people were indicted on 27 drug charges by a grand jury on Tuesday.

So far, eight of the 15 have been arrested and authorities are searching for the remaining seven.

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Below is a list of those who have been arrested:

  1. Ralph Wayne Jamerson, 47 - Charged with three counts of manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited
  2. Nathan Coker, 73 - Charged with one count of manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited
  3. Christopher Purvis, 32 - Charged with two counts of manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited
  4. Gerald Inman, 65 - Charged with one count manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited, 100-200 Grams
  5. Tyler Dalton - Charged with one count of manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited
  6. Mitchell Drain - Charged with one count of manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited
  7. Daniel Childress, 48 - Charged with one count of manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited
  8. John Keith Hines - Charged with two counts of manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited

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