Wednesday, February 21, 2024

JCC Man Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Distribution Charge

A plea deal was reached Wednesday in the case of a 36-year-old James City County man suspected of selling marijuana.

The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse
The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse

Quincy Yarnell Blake pleaded guilty in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court to one count of felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

As part of the plea agreement, one charge of felony possession of a firearm while in possession of more than 1 pound of marijuana was dropped.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Josh DeFord said Blake’s arrest stemmed from a tip by a confidential informant in September 2014.

The informant told investigators with the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force — a group of investigators from area police and sheriff’s departments — Blake had sold marijuana several times within the past month.

Investigators saw Blake on Sept. 3, 2014 selling drugs from within a Ford Expedition. He was taken into custody, and a search warrant was executed on his car, his home on Carriage Road in the county and a shed in his backyard.

A search of the car uncovered a loaded 9mm handgun in a holster. Several plastic bags of marijuana, totaling 14 ounces, a scale and empty plastic bags were found in the shed. Marijuana residue was found within the house.

Blake will be back in court Sept. 28 for a pre-sentencing report.

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