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APD executes three search warrants, makes arrest

Investigators with Albemarle Police Department’s vice/narcotics unit concluded a five-month investigation Feb. 21 into a criminal organization, APD announced Monday.

With the assistance of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, investigators executed search warrants at three residences.

With the search warrant at 546 Washington Lane, investigators seized $88,500 in U.S. currency and four firearms — one of which had a silencer and was stolen, and various ammunition, APD said.

With the search warrant at 540 Washington Lane, investigators seized counterfeit U.S. currency, $385 in U.S. currency, drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Terrence Drye

With the search warrant at 815 Elizabeth Ave., investigators seized $665 in U.S. currency, drug paraphernalia, surveillance equipment and
marijuana.

Torrence Octavius Drye, 46, was arrested for possession with intent to sale and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for illegal controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and outstanding warrants. He was placed under a $46,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is March 10.

This case is still under investigation and other charges may be filed later, APD said.