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Dozens indicted in Virginia heroin, prescription drug investigation

Posted at 1:35 PM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 13:35:20-04

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. — Operation Firecracker, a 16-month investigation by the Eastern Shore Drug Task Force, has resulted in 50 indictments on on drug-related charges.

“Various enforcement efforts were utilized to saturate the entire Eastern Shore in an effort to locate the individuals that were wanted for the drug offenses to included, four traffic checkpoints in Northampton County and 16 home visits by Probation and Parole,” a spokesperson for the Eastern Shore Drug Task Force said. “A total of 102 sealed indictments were served in Accomack and Northampton County. In addition to the indictments, 131 traffic summons were issued, six other outstanding warrants were served, one person charged with driving under the influence and one person charged with being intoxicated in public.”

The 100 separate drug charges involve heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, prescription drugs, and felony firearms violations.

The task force released mugshots of those who were arrested as part of Operation Firecracker.

As part of the investigation, law enforcement is still looking for three people”

Devon Hinmon, 26, of Nocks Landing Road, Atlantic, Virginia – wanted for distribution of heroin

Dewayne Walker, 34, of Edmunds Street, Painter, Virginia – wanted for distribution of cocaine

Andrew Cornell Johnson, 39, of Occohannock Neck Road, Exmore Virginia – wanted for distribution of cocaine

If you have any information in relation to the whereabouts of Hinmon, Walker or Johnson please contact the Eastern Shore Drug Task Force at (757) 414-0746, the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at (757) 787-1131, or the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office at (757) 678-0458.