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Riverdale traffic stop nets cash, drugs; two arrested

Authorities seized a large bag of suspected marijuana and $4,666 in cash following a traffic stop in Riverdale on Sunday afternoon.


According to Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark, Zachary Gill and Matthew Woodard, both of Washington, D.C., were charged with intent to distribute marijuana.

Deputy T. H. Clarke was traveling west on Philpott Road shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, when his radar was alerted to an oncoming vehicle traveling 94 mph in a 55 mph zone. 

Clarke stopped the vehicle at Sheetz in Riverdale with the assistance of Corporal M. W. Bowen with the South Boston Police Department. 

The sheriff said the driver was identified as Gill, and his passenger was identified as Woodard. 

After approaching the vehicle, Deputy Clarke detected a strong odor of marijuana. Upon investigation, the sheriff said Clarke discovered a large bag of suspected marijuana, some that had been divided into individual prepackaged bags.

Also found in the vehicle was a large roll of currency totaling $4,666. 

Clark said both subjects immediately were arrested. 

Warrants for possession with intent to distribute marijuana were issued and served on both subjects, he added. 

Gill of Farragut NW and Woodard of A NE were transported to Blue Ridge Regional jail and were held on a secured bond.