Drug sweep nabs locals

Local, state and federal authorities on March 1 conducted a “takedown” of a drug trafficking operation involving local residents and three Georgia residents.

Those arrested, according to Wise County/Norton Commonwealth Attorney Chuck Slemp, were Rebecca Owens and Christy Doffermyer, both of Big Stone Gap; Terry Cook, of Lee County; and Roy Lee Dykes, Leila Valetta Hector and Timothy Terrell Peek, all of Georgia.


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Five sentenced in massive Gravel conspiracy

Sentences were handed down to five people in federal court this week for their roles in a massive conspiracy to distribute alpha-PVP, known as Gravel, in Southwest Virginia from 2012 to 2015, according to a press release.

All five previously pleaded guilty to at least one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent distribute alpha-PVP.

“Synthetic drugs are often times more dangerous and addicting than street drugs”