On Friday December 19, 2014 the Front Royal/Warren County Team of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, along with the West Virginia State Police Eastern Panhandle Narcotic and Violent Crime Task Force arrested two suppliers of heroin in a joint narcotics investigation.
The Front Royal/Warren County Team of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force began this investigation in Warren County purchasing small amounts of heroin consistent with personal use. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the sources of the heroin were located outside of Virginia. ATF and WVSP were brought into the investigation to assist with the case.
William Bonds, 30, of Newark New Jersey and Andre Keyes 30, of Martinsburg West Virginia were subsequently identified as suppliers of heroin that was being sold in the Front Royal/Warren County area. Several narcotics transactions were made from Keyes and Bonds. On Friday, December 19, 2014 they were both arrested on Federal charges stemming from the conspiracy to distribute more than one kilo of heroin into the Western District of Virginia.
Sheriff McEathron advises that these suppliers were responsible for a significant amount of the heroin sold in Front Royal/Warren County.
Keyes was arrested in Martinsburg and subsequent search warrants were executed. Approximately 1,250 bags of heroin, approximately three pounds of marijuana, and an undisclosed amount of cash were seized during the arrest and search warrants. During the course of this investigation over 2,700 bags of heroin were seized from this organization. Keyes is currently housed in Rockingham County VA on the Federal charges. Bonds was arrested by ATF agents in Newark New Jersey on the Federal charges. The investigation is ongoing.
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December 22, 2014
Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron