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Police arrest four on drug charges

The Halifax Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force released further information Friday regarding the arrests of two South Boston men suspected in drug and firearms charges.

Carlo Manan Cook Jr., a 20-year-old Traver Avenue resident, was arrested Tuesday when Halifax County investigators spotted him walking down Easley Street, according to Task Force Coordinator R. B. George.

Marcus Tyler Hughes, 21, of Robin Hood Road also was arrested Tuesday when Halifax County investigators spotted him walking down Easley Street.

As was reported in the Feb. 8 edition of The Gazette-Virginian, Cook was charged with distributing marijuana, selling or giving a firearm to a felon and conspiring to sell a firearm to a convicted felon.

Hughes was charged with marijuana distribution, selling or giving a firearm to a felon and conspiring to sell a firearm to a convicted felon.

Two other men were arrested last week and charged with drug-related offenses, according to George.

Joseph Patrick Brandon, 30, of East Hyco Road, South Boston, turned himself in to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office investigators on Tuesday.

Brandon was wanted on eight separate indictments, seven for distribution of a Schedule II controlled substance (cocaine), and one for conspiring to distribute Schedule II narcotics. 

Derrick O. Miller, 30, of Campbell County was arrested Thursday by Campbell County Sheriff’s Office investigators.

Miller was wanted on two indictments, one for distribution of imitation cocaine and one for distribution of marijuana.