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Ashland arrests

ASHLAND, Va. – Four people were arrested and charged with selling or using drugs at an Ashland motel, according to the Ashland Police Department.

“After completing a several month long investigation of narcotics activity at the Apple Garden Inn… the Ashland Police Department, in conjunction with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, arrested four individuals for a variety of charges including possession and distribution of illegal narcotics,” police spokesman Chip Watts said. “Two of the individuals were residing at the motel during this time frame.”

Watts said the investigation was sparked by community complaints and officers’ observations.

Nancy Brown, 49, Anthony Brown, 26, and Robert Frye, 18, were all charged with distribution of Illegal Narcotics.

Robert Perry, 38, was charged with possession of illegal narcotics.

Watts told the Herald Progress the suspects sold crack-cocaine and heroin out of the motel.

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