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Danville man faces drug charge after second arrest

A 31-year-old Danville man is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail with no bond after authorities arrested him Wednesday night on a drug charge.

Christopher Jason Green of Keen Street was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute following a traffic stop.

According to Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark, the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force conducted the traffic stop. During the traffic stop, Virginia State Trooper Casey Phillips was called in for assistance along with his narcotic K-9. 

The K-9 alerted on the vehicle where drugs, drug paraphernalia, cell phones and money was seized, the sheriff said. 

According to Special Agent R. B. George, the Task Force had received numerous tips from the community alleging the distribution of drugs throughout Halifax County and the Town of South Boston over the last several months that resulted in Green’s arrest.

Court records indicate Trooper P. Leath charged Green with possession of cocaine and felony distribution of marijuana on Dec. 18, also the result of a traffic stop in Halifax County. 

Green was out on bond from the December charge when the task force stopped him on Wednesday night. 

Clark expressed his appreciation to citizens who provided tips regarding this task force investigation and the resulting arrest of Green.

Both charges are ongoing, and future charges against Green are pending, Clark said. 

The Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force is comprised of members of the Virginia State Police, South Boston Police Department and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.