Marijuana Charges Made Public After Two-Month Investigation

Suspects arrested in January after search of two area homes, according to Prince William County Police.

Police are just now releasing information in the arrest more than two months ago of two Woodbridge men after the search of two area homes, according to Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok.

Zohaib Shah, 28, of the 2000 block of Horizon Court, is charged with possesion with intent to distribute over 5 lbs. of marijuana and transporting more than 5 lbs. of marijuana into the State of Virginia.

Charles Robert Barbour, 30, of the 13000 block of Hawthorn Lane, is charged with possession of marijuana.

Each was arrested on Jan. 8 when detectives from the Street Crimes Unit concluded a narcotics investigation into the distribution of marijuana, according to Perok.

"As a result of the investigation, an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency and marijuana were seized, in addition to, a vehicle and a firearm," Perok said. "The following arrests were also made without incident. These arrests were previously held for investigative purposes."

Arrest information was withheld from the public pending an investigation, according to Perok.

Both men are expected to appear in court on May 10, 2013.

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Malcolm Kyle March 21, 2013 at 03:01 PM
The whole world watches while we pepper-spray, taser, and cudgel our own citizens for exercising their birth-right to assemble peacefully. The whole world watches while we strip-search and anally probe our own wheelchair-bound great grandmothers on suspicion of being terrorists. The whole world watches while heavily armed & masked government thugs break into our homes to ridicule, bully, threaten and murder us for using or growing a medically efficacious plant. The prohibitionist model is one of blind ignorance, abject failure and economic collapse. Its underlying ideology is one of fear, envy, greed and hate. * Do you wish to greatly reduce, even almost eliminate the market in illegal narcotics? * Do you wish to bring about an enormous reduction in the presence and influence of organized crime? * Do you wish to reduce harm to the existing users and addicts - who may be your children, brothers, sisters, parents or neighbors - by allowing them safe and controlled legal access, which will greatly minimize the possibility of 'peer-initiation' and sales to minors? * Do you wish to see a reduction in the number of users or addicts, thus greatly curtailing drug related illness and deaths while also reducing societal harm from problematic abusers? Legalize, regulate and tax!
Adam Hunter March 21, 2013 at 11:17 PM
I'm kind of on the fence with this issue; on one hand, It does seem pointless to spend millions of taxpayer dollars policing a problem that will never really go away; however, on the other hand, I don't exactly feel that legalizing it would curtail illicit activity, addiction and underage use...alcohol and tobacco are both legal for citizens over the age of 18 and 21 respectively; however, underage kids still gain access to both; moreover, both subject to illegal interstate trafficking. Personally, I abstain from all of it for religious reasons, but I understand that others may not share my beliefs.


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