MONETA, Va — A drug bust that shocked even police.
Authorities in Bedford County say a suspect's four-year-old child tested positive for marijuana after the arrests. That child and four other kids are now in the custody of Child Protective Services.
Seven people were arrested Thursday in a drug investigation in Bedford and Bedford County. The suspects are Stacey Owens, Mandy Smith, Larry Holmes, Jeffrey Todd Lynch, Wendy Lynch, Cora Alley and Charles Strewbury.
Undercover officers say they bought methamphetamines from a home in the 1100 block of Jim's Place off Flint Hill Road in Moneta.
They searched that home and another one in the 1900 block of Woodside Avenue in Bedford.
Bedford Sheriff Michael Brown believes the suspects are part of a larger organization.
"We've got leads all over the state from these seven," says Sheriff Brown.
The investigation took three weeks. Sheriff Brown says they had to act quick because drugs were prevalent in the household.