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Thompson faces meth charges

A 41-year-old Cumberland County man is charged with manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine following a search at 18 Finch Drive on Tuesday, May 17.

John Thompson is being held without bond at Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville.

The search, which Thompson consented to, resulted in the discovery of an undetermined amount of meth, said Cumberland Sheriff Darrell Hodges.

A vehicle pursuit, which started in Amelia County, led Cumberland authorities to the drugs, according to Hodges.

“The pursuit started in Amelia Court House, referenced to some type of domestic,” Hodges said.

Thompson crashed his vehicle on Stoney Point Road at about 5:30 p.m., Hodges said.

“He kept running and he ended up cutting down (Route) 307 and cutting into … Cumberland on the back side of Stoney Point where we had units waiting.”

“The wife told us he had a bunch of drugs at the house,” Hodges said, “and we went in and did a search and found a bunch of methamphetamines where he had been cooking meth. …”

According to Deputy Chris Stimpson, Virginia State Police and the Piedmont Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force were involved in the search.