Heroin suspects post bond

Published 11:46 am Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Fifty-six-year-old Mable D. Patterson and 41-year-old Shelby L. Wallace have been granted bond in their respective cases involving alleged possession and distribution of heroin.

“Shelby Wallace was granted a bond June 2 …,” said Megan Clark, Prince Edward’s commonwealth’s attorney.

According to Clark, Wallace’s charges are pending for circuit court on Aug. 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Patterson’s felony charges have been certified for a grand jury that will convene on June 21, according to Clark. A Prince Edward General District Court judge granted Patterson bond.

Mable D. Patterson

Mable D. Patterson

According to Farmville Police, the two were arrested on March 9 following the execution of a search warrant at the Town Motel, where approximately 21 grams of suspected heroin and 4.9 grams of suspected cocaine, along with marijuana, prescription pills and a firearm, were seized.

According to police, Wallace was charged with three counts of distribution of heroin and one count of distribution of a schedule IV controlled substance.

Patterson was charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, two counts of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance and possession of marijuana, said police.