Two arrested after Southeast Roanoke drug bust

Nathan Shane Dooley, 22, and Stephanie Elaine Mills, 32. (Virginia State Police) (WSLS)

ROANOKE, Va. – Two people were arrested following a drug bust in Southeast Roanoke Friday, according to Virginia State Police.

The Star City Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, along with members of the City of Roanoke Violence Suppression Unit executed two narcotics search warrants in Southeast Roanoke.

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During the operation, 22-year-old Nathan Dooley was identified as a narcotics dealer. We’re told special agents and officers conducted controlled buys of suspected fentanyl.

Search warrants were obtained and executed in the 1300 block of Dale Avenue SE and the 600 block of 19th Street SE, both in Roanoke, by VSP.

As a result of the searches, authorities seized 17.3 grams of suspected fentanyl, 8.4 grams of methamphetamine, 7.3 grams of an unknown powder, 14 prescription pills, and two firearms.

Dooley and Stephanie Mills, 32, both of Roanoke, Va., were arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession with intent to distribute fentanyl
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of a firearm while in possession of schedule 1-2 narcotics

Dooley and Mills are currently being held at the Roanoke Adult Detention Center without bond.

According to VSP, additional charges will be forthcoming after consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

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