7 Suspected Drug Dealers Arrested In Amherst

The Amherst County Sheriff's Office said seven suspected drug dealers have been indicted after a special investigation.

They  said investigators began Operation Cloudburst Wednesday morning in an  effort to serve grand jury indictment against the suspected drug dealers  with the help of the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.

So far, seven have been arrested:

  • Layne Aaron Merchant, 33, of Monroe – Distribution of Controlled Substance (Schedule I or II)
  • Marcus Leighton Jerome, 38, of Madison Heights – Distribution of Controlled Substance (Schedule I or II) (4x)
  • Maurice Haskins, 39, of Lynchburg - Distribution of Controlled Substance (Schedule I or II) (4x)
  • Lisa Marie McFadden, 29, of Evington - Distribution of Controlled Substance (Schedule I or II)
  • Michael Junior Pennell, 36, of Keysville - Distribution of Controlled Substance (Schedule I or II) (5x)
  • Jeffery Allen Dudley, 38, of Madison Heights - Distribution of Controlled Substance (Schedule I or II)
  • Victoria Marie Sumpolec, 24, of Appomattox - Distribution of Controlled Substance (Schedule I or II)


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