JAMES CITY COUNTY — James City County Police (JCCPD) supported Tri-Rivers Task Force Agents Thursday in a drug bust the county said was a major crackdown on illegal drug activities.
The Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force is comprised of investigators from the Virginia State Police, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, Matthews County Sheriff’s Office, City of Poquoson Police Department, James City County Police Department, and the City of Williamsburg Police Department.
The operation was planned over several weeks, the county said, and was aimed at “disrupting the illicit pill distribution network and ending the menace of drugs in the community.”
According to the county, a search warrant was executed at a James City County residence on Feb. 9, leading to the seizure of approximately $13,400, approximately three pounds of crystal methamphetamine, more than 400 illicit pills, and numerous items of paraphernalia.
The recovered pills are suspected of containing Fentanyl, officials said. The investigation is ongoing. James B. Baynor, a 72-year-old James City County resident, was arrested.
JCCPD thanked the York-Poquoson County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit for its assistance in the operation, and encourages anyone with information about illegal drug activities to contact them.