A grand jury in Tazewell County, Virginia, has handed down 52 indictments against 47 people who now face a variety of drug charges.
A 59-year-old man who formerly worked as a security guard to legendary entertainers will spend nine years in prison for a federal drug-related offense.
A 73-year-old doctor recently was placed under arrest and jailed without bail on charges of drug possession with intent to distribute. The elderly physician was taken into custody at his Old Mount Vernon Road home by police from Prince William and Fairfax counties in Virginia for allegedly selling narcotics without a prescription.
Fairfax County, Virginia, police descended on more than one dozen local businesses in a recent morning drug trafficking sting. Officials believe they scored the county's largest haul of illegal prescription drugs when they raided 13 stores in Alexandria, Springfield and Falls Church.
A Salem nurse who admitted she had become addicted to narcotics following an ankle injury will serve a 30-day jail term for stealing prescription drugs for personal use from a veterans hospital. The health care professional, who is banned from nursing by the courts, has been sober and in recovery for the last two years.