Felon charged, others pending in Wise Co. drug investigation


WISE COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – A three-year long drug investigation is now in the hands of the Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office.

On Wednesday, federal, state and local law enforcement teams searched five homes and three banks.

Investigators seized close to 700 grams of synthetic marijuana with a street value of nearly $17,000.

They also uncovered $14,000, 11 guns and 21 vehicles.

No charges have been filed at this time involving the drug investigation.

During one of the searches in Pound, Va. investigators arrested David Mathias.

Investigators charged him with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon.

He is in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield, Va., with no bond.

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