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County pair arrested on drug charges

Two Halifax County men have been arrested on drug charges by the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force.

According to Virginia State Police Special Agent and Task Force Coordinator Mark Campbell, indictments were served on Derrick Ferrell of Halifax and Danny L. Garner of Nathalie.

Ferrell, 32, was arrested Tuesday on three counts of distributing cocaine, Campbell said.

Deputy C. A. Bates transported Ferrell to the magistrate’s office at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax where he was being held on a $5,000 secured bond.

On Wednesday, 54-year-old Garner was arrested on one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possessing explosive material after being convicted of a felony, Campbell said.

Cpl. P. C. Clayton transported Garner to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax where he was held with no bond.   

Campbell expressed appreciation on behalf of The Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force to the citizens of Halifax County, the Town of Halifax, and the Town of South Boston for their assistance and information that led to the arrest of these individuals.

• In other law enforcement matters, a capias was issued for 18-year-old Justin Allen Adkins of Cornelia Lane, Nathalie on a felony probation violation charge, according to sheriff’s office records.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on Nov. 16 of last year, and Cpl. Clayton served the warrant on Thursday.

• Keith Antonio Hunt, 37, of Virginia Lane, Clover was charged with a misdemeanor count of preventing a lawful arrest.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on Oct. 31 of last year, and Deputy C. S. Hudson served the warrant on Thursday.

• Sometime over the past three weeks, someone stole a hog lift from the property of C. J. Bales, located approximately a half-mile east of the Alton Diner on Cluster Springs Road, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Investigator Tommy Spencer is investigating the larceny.