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Cocaine, vehicles, gun seized in Bassett drug bust

Douglas Eugene Martin
Douglas Eugene Martin

BASSETT, VA – A Bassett man has been charged after a search warrant was conducted at his home on Thursday.

The search of the home in the 6600 block of Stones Dairy Road by the Henry County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team and investigators found:

  • Multiple ounces of suspected cocaine

  • 160 scheduled II prescription pills

  • An illegal firearm

  • Four vehicles

  • Two pieces of heavy equipment

  • An undisclosed amount of money were seized

The suspect, Douglas Eugene Martin, 69, was found at the front door, where he was arrested without incident.

Martin was charged with the following:

  • Possession with the intent to distribute, 3rd offense

  • Possession of a firearm while in possession of a scheduled I/II substance

  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

He was taken to the Henry County Adult Detention Center and is being held with no bond.

Call the Henry County Sheriff's Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 276-632-7463 with information about narcotic trafficking operations.

The Crimestoppers program offers rewards of up to $2,500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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