Press Release by Culpeper Police:
The Culpeper Police Department made three arrests Wednesday night, October 29 , 2014 after a three month long active investigation involving the sale of cocaine.
Officers from the Joint Street Crimes Unit, while being assisted by the Virginia State Police Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force, arrested three local individuals on Wednesday as a result of this investigation.
The three arrested are:
Thomas F. Cubbage, Sr., age 65, who resides on the 100 block of Wayland Road in Culpeper. He was charged with three felony counts of Distribution of Cocaine.Roberto Chuc-Canul, age 35, of the 1000 block of Belle Avenue in Culpeper. He was charged with one felony count of Distribution of Cocaine.
Carolyn A. Cubbage, age 65, of the 100 block of Wayland Road in Culpeper. She was charged with two felony counts of Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine.
Mr. and Mrs. Cubbage were arrested at their residence located on the 100 block of Wayland Road Wednesday night without incident, while Mr. Chuc-Canul was arrested at the intersection of Main Street and Evans Street during a vehicle stop.
“The investigation was a result of numerous cocaine transactions over the past three months. However, this investigation has been on-going for over a year” states Lieutenant Tim Chilton.
When Mr. Chuc-Canul was arrested cocaine was seized with a street value of $1000 that was just purchased from Mr. Cubbage under police observation. Also, over a $1,000 in currency was seized from his person during the arrest.
When Mr. and Mrs. Cubbage were arrested at their residence, officers seized over $3000 in currency, a numerous amount of firearms, a 2010 Buick 4-door sedan, and a 2013 EZ-Go Golf Cart.
During this investigation, police have determined the Buick 4-door sedan was purchased by proceeds of cocaine transactions over the course of years and the EZ-Go Golf Cart was used during the commission of cocaine sales. Officers do not believe any of the firearms have been used during the commission of any of the cocaine transactions, however due to the nature of the offenses the guns were seized.
Mr. Cubbage and Mr. Chuc-Canul were held without bond at the Culpeper County Jail, while Mrs. Cubbage was held until a $3,000 bond was made.
“This is another prime example of law enforcement working countless man hours together as a team to rid our streets of drugs and weapons” states Chief Chris Jenkins.
This investigation is on-going as more charges are pending as well as the possibility of more property seizures. If anyone has any information about this investigation are encourage to call Lieutenant Tim Chilton of the Culpeper Police Department at (540) 829-5568.