Prince William Police Arrest 17 in Drug Probe; County Official's Son among Suspects
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Prince William County police arrested and charged 17 men and women with distributing illegal drugs after a 10-month investigation into suspected drug dealing.
Among those arrested was William John "Billy" Hill Jr., 20, of Lake Ridge, Va. He is the son of Mary K. Hill, a Republican member of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. Mrs. Hill is running for re-election this year.
Hill was charged with four counts of distributing marijuana and two counts each of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and Ecstasy. He was being held without bond at the county jail last night.
Meanwhile, police continued to search for several other suspects, including a 32-year-old man in Massachusetts, a 30-year-old Woodbridge woman and a 21-year-old Dale City man who face similar drug charges.
Police said the investigation showed that those arrested in the case distributed drugs on their own and didn't know about the others.
"This was not an organized drug ring," said Sgt. Kim D. Chinn, a county police spokeswoman. The investigation is continuing.
During each arrest, police seized small portions of the drugs from cars or homes. Police searched several homes in Prince William and Stafford counties during the sweep.
The law enforcement agencies involved in the sweep were Prince William County Police, Manassas City Police, Manassas Park Narcotics Task Force, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Stafford County Sheriff's …
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Publication information: Article title: Prince William Police Arrest 17 in Drug Probe; County Official's Son among Suspects. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 16, 2003. Page number: B03. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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