100 Grams of Cocaine Seized; Three Suspects Charged

Three suspects are in custody after a nearly four-month-long investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office into the sale of narcotics and a firearm.

The case began in March, after the investigators suspected their involvement in the sale of cocaine in the county. During the probe, one of the suspects allegedly sold an AR-15 style rifle during a controlled operation. The firearm is in the possession of the Sheriff’s Office.

Jeremy E. Black, 30, and Lindsey M. Siford, 32, both of West Virginia, were taken into custody June 13 after a traffic stop on Rt. 9 near Hillsboro. They allegedly were both found to have a concealed firearm in their possession. Approximately 8 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia were also located inside the vehicle. Black was charged with four counts of distribution of a schedule II narcotic and three counts of possession of a firearm while distributing a schedule II narcotic. Siford was charged with two counts of distribution of a schedule II narcotic and one count of possession of a firearm while distributing a schedule II narcotic.

Following the traffic stop, a search warrant was conducted at a residence associated with the investigation on Belmont Drive in Leesburg. Inside the home, 92 grams of cocaine and other suspected narcotics and narcotics distribution products were located. A resident inside the home, Andrew O. Nickle IV, 24, was charged with two counts of distribution of a schedule II narcotic, one count of a possession of a firearm while distributing a schedule II narcotic, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute a schedule II narcotic.

A search warrant was also subsequently conducted at Black’s home in Inwood, WV, with the assistance of the West Virginia State Police.

Additional charges are pending against all three suspects, who are being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

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