Stafford, Va. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of 3 individuals in connection with heroin trafficking in the Stafford County region. The three individuals arrested are Berry Solomon Evans, age 40, of no fixed address (1 Count of Possession With Intent to Distribute Heroin and 1 Count of Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana), Allison Dawn Rice, age 26, of 11161 Thornberry Court, Fredericksburg (1 Count of Felony Possession of Heroin and 1 Count of Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Control Act) and Quinn Marie Gold, age 19, of 5910 Paynes Law Lane, Spotsylvania (1 Count of Felony Possession of Heroin and 1 Count of Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Control Act). Evans, Rice and Gold were arrested in the early evening hours of Wednesday, April 9, 2014. All three were incarcerated in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
As a continuing effort to eradicate heroin trafficking in the Stafford County Region, members of the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit and Special Problems Unit were able to identify, through surveillance, investigation, and intelligence gathering, a source of heroin that was being distributed along the Route17/Warrenton Road corridor. The investigation led to the arrest of Allison Rice and Quinn Gold who were arrested in the general vicinity of the Route 17/Warrenton Road Howard Johnsons Motel for the possession of heroin. A search warrant was executed at a room in the Howard Johnsons that was occupied by Berry Evans. As a result of the search warrant Evans was arrested and charged. The heroin that Berry Evans was in possession of had a street value of approximately $3,500.00. In addition, marijuana was seized in the execution of the search warrant. The investigation also linked Allison Rice and Quinn Gold to the same motel room. Detective Nick Chiappini and Deputies Brown and Galyen were the lead investigators in this investigation.
“The Stafford Sheriff’s Office is continuing its active and aggressive investigation into heroin trafficking in our area,” states Sheriff Charles Jett. “I have committed every asset the Sheriff’s Office possesses to eliminating this danger that is threatening Stafford County.”
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office notes with appreciation the large number of tips and information that the public has provided the Sheriff’s Office in regard to the heroin trafficking investigation. Anyone who has information that would assist the Sheriff’s Office in this ongoing investigation is asked to call the 540-658-4400, Stafford Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 (callers may remain anonymous) or TEXT “Stafford + your tip to CRIMES (274637).