According to a press release from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, a routine traffic stop leads to a drug arrest. Sheriff Gary Parsons reports that on June the 7th, Sergeant Mason Cook conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling south on highway 421 which lead to the arrest. The vehicle’s Virginia Registration was invalid as it was on a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier but was registered to a 2004 White Dodge SUV. This prompted the traffic stop. The driver was identified as Mr. James “Eddie” Regan, Jr., age 42 of 143 Locust Circle in Pennington Gap, and he could not provide proof of insurance at the time. Utilizing the K9 Sivy on the vehicle, the K9 officer alerted to the passenger side of the vehicle. Upon search, Sgt. Cook located a backpack in the backseat containing approximately 14.5 grams of Methamphetamine, a 9mm handgun, $5,873 Dollars in Cash and another pill. An assisting officer, Deputy Robert Grider located two vials in a bag in the trunk that contained an unknown power substance. Mr. Regan was taken into custody and charged with possession of a Schedule I/II with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a non-violent felon within 10 years, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm while distributing a Schedule I/II substance and possession of a Schedule III drug. He is being held without bond, housed at the Duffield Regional Jail.
The full press release can be found here