Update: Last Two Suspects Arrested in Bedford Co. Drug Round-Up - abc27 WHTM

Update: Last Two Suspects Arrested in Bedford Co. Drug Round-Up

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Update at 6:03 p.m.

Bedford Co., VA - The last two men wanted in Bedford County's drug round-up have been arrested.

Damien Anderson was arrested in Forest around 11 Friday morning, thanks to viewer tips.

While officers were there, they arrested two others inside the home at the time and say additional drugs were found.

Another wanted suspect, Eric Burley, turned himself in Friday afternoon.

Both men were wanted in a narcotics investigation.


Bedford Co., VA - The Bedford County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police held a massive drug round-up over the weekend.

The agencies arrested 21 people, confiscated a "substantial" amount of drugs, and say they cleared-up six burglaries.

The vice and narcotics unit has been working on the investigation for the last year.

Sheriff Mike Brown says their hard work will put major dent in the drug trade.

At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Sheriff Mike Brown posted the pictures of the 21 people who were arrested last Friday.

Their charges range from manufacturing methamphetamine to distribution of cocaine and heroin.

Bedford County deputies are also asking for the public's help to find two suspected drug dealers: Damien Anderson, a known gang member, and Eric Burley, wanted for distributing pills.

The sheriff also announced the arrests of four more people, including a juvenile, suspected in a string of burglaries in the Vinton and Moneta area since January.

The sheriff says at one those break-ins, Jason Hall and his fiancé Leigha Hall, stole $10,000 worth of jewelry to buy drugs and an engagement ring.

"Our field service investigators, our vice investigators are very tenacious in going after and getting these people out of the county. And we have on several occasions basically shown them the back door," Sheriff Brown said.

Sheriff Brown calls the round-up an early Christmas present.

Each of the suspects received this Christmas Card from the Sheriff wishing them a Merry Christmas, along with their Miranda Rights.

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