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Two arrested for distribution of heroin in Caroline County

Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Caroline County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators and deputies arrested two individuals suspected of supplying heroin to users in Caroline County on June 5.

Narcotics investigators reported obtaining information that two men from Richmond were staying at a hotel in Caroline County for the purpose of distributing heroin. Narcotics investigators conducted a two-day surveillance operation, which included purchases of what is suspected to be heroin by undercover investigators.

When the two men left the hotel during the early evening hours of June 5, narcotics investigators and deputies conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle the two men were traveling in.

The two suspects were identified as 33-year-old Deangilow Hill of Richmond and 30-year-old Garmill Smith of Richmond.

Hill and Smith were arrested and both were charged with two counts of distributing heroin, two counts of conspiracy to distribute heroin, one count of possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, and one count of conspiracy to possess heroin with the intent to distribute.

Both men are being held under no bond at the Pamunkey Regional Jail.

Investigators reported finding what is believed to be heroin during a search of Hill and Smith’s vehicle, with an approximate street value of $1500.

Sheriff Tony Lippa stated, “Your Caroline Sheriff’s Office is vigilant in the fight against crime. I thank our citizens who continue to provide information and the dedicated men and women of this Sheriff’s Office for their continued efforts to rid Caroline County from drug distribution. Together we continue to make Caroline County a safer place to live, work, and raise a family.”