Early last Friday on September 30th the Essex County Sheriff’s Office concluded Operation “Kings Strike”, a 7 month undercover investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics in Essex County.  

The investigation resulted in 57 indictments for a total of 15 individuals being charged with illegal distribution of narcotics in Essex County.

Operation “Kings Strike” was led by the Essex County Sheriffs’ Office with assistance from the Tappahannock Police Department, the King and Queen County Sheriffs’ Office and the Virginia State Police.

Individuals indicted in Operation “Kings Strike”:

30 year old Brandon Harris of Essex County on 4 indictments for distribution of cocaine 3rd offense and 1 indictment for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1000ft school property 3rd offense

27 year old Teonna Ware of Essex County on 5 indictments for distribution of cocaine, 1 indictment for distribution of cocaine within 1000ft of school property and 2 indictments for felony child endangerment

35 year old Eric Stewart of Essex County on 5 indictments for distribution of cocaine 2nd offense and 2 indictments for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute 2nd offense

30 year old Lloyd Gaskins of Oldhams on 3 indictments for distribution of marijuana

29 year old Donovan Rich of Essex 3 indictments for distribution of cocaine and 1 indictment for distribution of cocaine within 1000ft of school property

36 year old Christian Shaw of Chesterfield on 3 indictments for distribution of cocaine 2nd offense, 1 indictment for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute 2nd offense and 1 indictment for distribution of marijuana

26 year old Brittany Burton of Essex on 2 indictments for distribution of schedule II drug

25 year old Jermario Garnett of Essex on 1 indictment for attempting to distribute cocaine

34 year old Deron Dunning of Essex on 4 indictments for distribution of marijuana, 3 indictments for distribution of cocaine and 1 indictment for distribution of cocaine within 1000ft of school property

44 year old Juan Newton of Essex on 3 indictments for distribution of cocaine.

26 year old Charlie Taylor of Essex County on 5 indictments for distribution of cocaine

28 year old Tiffany Griffin of Essex County on 1 indictment for distribution of cocaine and 1 indictment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine

26 year old Kyre Dade of Essex County on 1 indictment for distribution of cocaine and 1 indictment for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1000ft school property

21 year old Leary Stull of Essex County on 1 indictment for distribution of marijuana

56 year old Dull Reynolds of Essex County on 1 indictment for distribution of marijuana