68 Nabbed in Drug Bust; Homes in Prince William, Stafford, Manassas Searched
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Police spent last week rounding up suspects in a wide-reaching narcotics ring in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park.
A total of 68 people were arrested and charged in connection with drug offenses during an operation Prince William police dubbed “dragon slayer.” Targeting the distribution of prescription medication and heroin use, detectives executed 13 search warrants and conducted searches at six additional locations.
Arrest warrants were also obtained for 18 other individuals not apprehended during “operation dragon slayer” which took place June 24 though June 26.
“‘Operation “Dragon Slayer’” not only included the necessary enforcement of state law, but also continued education about narcotic distribution and use in hopes of future prevention,” stated a Prince William police press release. After each arrest was made, staff and resources were made available by the Prince William County Community Services Board and the Police Chaplain Unit to educate the individual on substance abuse and provided arrestees with information about how to receive help.”
A taskforce of police from Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park participated in operation dragon slayer. Assistance from sheriff’s offices in Prince William and Stafford counties was also provided.
This latest operation comes after “operation blue dragon” in November 2013 that netted 40 narcotics arrests in Prince William. Seven search warrants were executed during that bust.
Here’s more from the press release:
Search Warrant Locations:
9209 Douglas St., Apt. #112, Manassas (City of Manassas)
14837 Emberdale Dr., Woodbridge
1301 Bayside Ave., Apt. #6, Woodbridge
7599 Gales Ct., Apt. #202, Manassas (Prince William Co.)
4601 Central Park Dr., Woodbridge
15315 Inlet Pl., Dumfries (Prince William Co.)
903 Wingfield Rd., Woodbridge
13702 Joyce Rd., Woodbridge
2940 Fox Lair Dr., Apt. # 203, Woodbridge
4129 Hoffman Dr., Woodbridge
2928 Buell Ct., Dumfries (Town of Dumfries)
16901 Jed Forrest Ln., Woodbridge
13 Maryanne Ave., Stafford
Additional Search Locations:
2011 Youngs Dr., Haymarket (Prince William Co.)
7599 Gales Ct., Apt. #103, Manassas (Prince William Co.)
9267 Taney Rd., Manassas (City of Manassas)
3986 Laurel St., Dumfries (Town of Dumfries)
18509 Triangle St., Triangle
3170 Oakmont Ave., Triangle
Seized During the Operation:
Over $100,000 in U.S. Currency; suspected illegal narcotics including heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana; suspected prescription medications; evidence of distribution; paraphernalia; and multiple firearms including handguns, shotguns, and rifles