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Keysville man arrested

Joseph James Valania, 40, of Keysville was arrested in Lunenburg County Friday, June 4, following an investigation by the Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force of narcotics distribution in Lunenburg and Charlotte counties.

Joseph James Valania

According to a press release from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Department as a result of a search warrant heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, multiple firearms, and U.S. currency was seized.

Valania was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule I/II drug. 

The Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force is comprised of narcotics investigators of the Charlotte County Sheriff Office, Lunenburg County Sheriff Office, and the Virginia State Police Division III Bureau of Criminal Investigations Appomattox Field Office.