50 people indicted in Eastern Shore drug sting

ACCOMAC, Va. (WVEC) -- Fifty people have been indicted on drug charges following a 16-month undercover investigation on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

"Operation Firecracker" was conducted by the Eastern Shore Drug Task Force, consisting of personnel from the Accomack and Northampton County Sheriff’s Offices and the Virginia State Police.

State Police say 102 sealed indictments were served in Accomack and Northampton counties on charges involving heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, prescription drugs, and felony firearms violations.

In addition to the indictments, 131 traffic summons were issued, six other outstanding warrants were served, one person was charged with driving under the influence, and one person was charged with being intoxicated in public.

Most of the suspects were apprehended during a 3-day roundup, but three suspects remain at large:

  • Devon Hinmon, 26, of Nocks Landing Road, Atlantic, Virginia. Wanted for Distribution of Heroin
  • Dewayne Walker, 34, of Edmunds Street, Painter, Virginia. Wanted for Distribution of Cocaine
  • Andrew Cornell Johnson, 39, of Occohannock Neck Road, Exmore Virginia. Wanted for Distribution of Cocaine

If you have any information in relation to the whereabouts of Hinmon, Walker or Johnson please contact the Eastern Shore Drug Task Force at (757) 414-0746, the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at (757) 787-1131, or the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office at (757) 678-0458.

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