Investigation Continues Following Store Drug Raid


As far as we know, investigators still haven

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- As far as we know, investigators still haven't made an arrest after last Thursday's drug raid.

It might sound pretty simple; you raid a store for drugs, you arrest someone, and they get charged; however, it's not that easy.

Last week, 33 Express was raided for man-made marijuana, thousands of dollars, and knock-off merchandise. Though all of that was seized by police, they're still working to gather evidence and submit what they find to a lab for examination.

Investigators with the RUSH Drug Task Force say, they're at the mercy of the lab and waiting for test results to come back before they can move forward with arrests.

"There could be a lot of cases in front of us that have a little bit more importance than what we're doing. Usually these things are not instant gratification cases where you do the raid and you make an arrest and it's done. These things can take anywhere from three months, six months, eight months. A year until we get everything that we need," explained Mark Campbell with the task force.

Once they get everything they need back from the lab, they'll go to the grand jury and present the case to get a true bill.

If that works out, they'll make the appropriate charges and an arrest.


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