Three people were arrested Wednesday evening in connection with an ongoing heroin trafficking investigation in Stafford County, Va.
According to the Stafford County's Sheriff's Office, 40-year-old Berry Solomon Evans, 26-year-old Allison Dawn Rice and 19-year-old Quinn Marie Gold were arrested and taken to Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Evans, who has no fixed address, and Gold, of Spotsylvania, were charged with one count of felony possession of heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Rice, of Fredericksburg, was charged with one count of felony possession of heroin and one count of conspiracy to violate the Drug Control Act.
Members of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit identified a source of heroin being distributed along the Route 17/Warrenton Road corridor. The ensuing investigation led to the incarcerations of Rice and Gold, who were arrested near the Howard Johnson Motel in that area.
Evans was arrested in the same motel after a search warrant was executed at his room and marijuana and heroin were found, the latter of which had an approximate street value of $3,500, according to the sheriff's office.
"The Stafford Sheriff's Office is continuing its active and aggressive investigation into heroin trafficking in our area," Stafford County Sheriff Charles Jett said. "I have committed every asset the sheriff's office possesses to eliminating this danger that is threatening Stafford County."