4 arrested in Franklin narcotics investigation; 1 wanted

From Top to Bottom: Lyndon Darrell Barnes, Jeremy Lavar Boone, Nicholas Ryan Chaney and Laurie Ann Donnelly were charged with various narcotics offenses by Franklin police following a four-month investigation. Credit: Franklin Police Department.

FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) — Four people have been arrested by Franklin police on various charges following a four-month investigation into illegal narcotics distribution.

The people arrested include:

  • Lyndon Darrell Barnes, 52, of Franklin. He is facing three counts of distribution of heroin and one count conspiracy to distribute heroin. Barnes is being held without bond.
  • Jeremy Lavar Boone, 26, of Franklin. He is charged with distribution of methamphetamine, and was released on a $5,000 bond.
  • Nicholas Ryan Chaney, 27, of Windsor. He is charged with two counts of distribution of heroin and on count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. Chaney is being held without bond.
  • Laurie Ann Donnelly, 51, of Zuni, Virginia. She is charged with distribution of heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin. Donnelly was released on a $1,500 bond.
Cecil Holden Jr. Credit: Franklin Police Department
Cecil Holden Jr. Credit: Franklin Police Department

Police announced the charges Thursday afternoon.

The United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations is assisting Franklin police in the investigation.

One person, 51-year-old Cecil Holden Jr., of Chesterfield, is currently wanted on charges of the distribution of heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin.

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