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GRUNDY (WVVA) - A total of 24 individuals have been arrested and charged as the result of a drug sweep in Buchanan County.

Twenty-three of the 24 arrested face various drug charges. One individual was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The drug indictments were executed on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Police say numerous amounts of narcotics were seized.

All were transported to Southwest Va. Regional Jail. According to the news release from Sheriff Ray Foster more arrests are expected to follow.

Those arrested and charged were:

Nathan Ray Blankenship DOB 1-10-1989 of Vansant, VA

  • Distribute schedule I & II controlled substance; Common nuisance; Conspire to distribute I & II controlled substances

Johnny Casey DOB 7-12-1964 of Big Rock, VA

  • Distribute schedule I & II controlled substance; Common nuisance; Conspire to distribute schedule I & II controlled substances

Stephanie Alissa Casey DOB 4-29-1989 of Big Rock, VA

  • Distribute schedule I & II controlled substance Common nuisance; Conspire to distribute schedule I & II controlled substances

Aaron Matthew Chapman DOB 3-24-1988 of Grundy, VA

  • Distribute schedule I & II; Common nuisance

Lisa Gay Chapman DOB 1-1-1965 of Grundy, VA

  • Distribute schedule III controlled substance; Common nuisance;

Dreama Mae Charles DOB 3-23-1983 of Grundy, VA

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Terra Leigh Conners DOB 8-17-1974 of Vansant, VA

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Ricky L Deel DOB 8-5-1959 of Oakwood, VA

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Charles Ryan Fuller DOB 12-12-1982 of Grundy, VA

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George Henry Goble, Jr DOB 9-1-1953 of Big Rock, VA

  • Delivery drug to Prisoner

Eddie Dwayne Green DOB 5-26-1975 of Big Rock, VA

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Kenneth Grigsby of Oakwood, VA DOB 6-25-1955 of Oakwood, VA

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Victoria Stephanie Marie Hale DOB 4-10-1976 of Pilgrims Knob, VA

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Crystal Gail Hall DOB 5-18-1980 of Grundy, VA

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Bobby Hurley DOB 4-22-1980 of Haysi, VA

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Betty Leona Layne DOB 3-9-1984 of Vansant, VA

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Jody Lester DOB 2-29-1960 of Big Rock, VA

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Terry McClanahan DOB 12-24-1967 of Big Rock, VA

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Patricia Joyce Piistaspanen DOB 8-28-1972 of Big Rock, VA

  • Distribute schedule IV controlled substance; Common nuisance

Dale Franklin Rife DOB 9-12-1960 of Hurley, VA

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Catherine Denise St. Claire DOB 3-14-1984 of Grundy, VA

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Jasmine Jade Stacy DOB 2-5-1990 of Hurley, VA

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Ralph Stanley Stacy DOB 5-7-1963 of Grundy, VA

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