Since February 28, police in Hopewell, Virginia has made arrests in four separate drug raids that spanned over the course of a week. After all, was said and done, police were able to seize large amounts of heroin, methamphetamines, marijuana, and cocaine along with $47,000 in cash. The most recent one came last Thursday morning. Police executed a search warrant that resulted in the arrest of a 24-year-old man. Just after 6 AM, police raided a home in the 2900 block of Courthouse Road and arrested Demetri Lemar Jackson of Hopewell. More than $9,000 was seized from the residence. Jackson was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance and possession to the intent and distribute of a controlled substance. He is currently being held at the Riverside Regional Jail in Prince George County.
The initial raid was at a house on Elm Street in Hopewell. It was there where police busted up a secret meth lab that resulted in the arrest of two women. The following day, another raid took place this time at home on New Lincoln Place resulting in the arrest of a man and a woman. Various narcotics and $2,000 were seized from home.
Last Wednesday, police conducted another raid at a home on the 2300 block of Maclin Circle. 51-year-old Sheila Michelle Morse was arrested while police seized an undisclosed amount of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and $36,000 cash in that raid alone. Morse was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of a firearm while in possession of dangerous drugs. Morse is also being held at the Riverside Regional Jail where she is awaiting a court appearance.