New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 23, 2020

Charles City man receives seven-month jail term for distributing cocaine

By Andre Jones | September 18, 2020 7:06 pm

A Charles City man who sold an illegal substance will spend the next seven months in jail.

Westmore Wilson Tabb III, 25, of the 8900 block of Little Elam Road, entered a guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I/II substance as part of a plea agreement reached Friday morning in Charles City Circuit Court.

In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Tyler, on Dec. 6, 2019, a New Kent investigator came to Charles City to question Tabb about a possible crime that took place in New Kent. As the investigator waited with additional officers from Charles City near Haupt’s Store, Tabb was spotted in the adjacent parking lot of a nearby home making what appeared to be an exchange of drugs for money. When the investigator went to question Tabb, the defendant dropped a bag on the porch at the nearby home. Tabb was arrested for the crime, with a later analysis of the drugs determined to be three grams of cocaine. Tabb also had more than $400 on him in a person, money that was used during the transactions and eventually forfeited to the state.

Under the agreement, Tabb received a 10-year jail sentence with nine years, five months suspended (seven months to actively serve).

In an unrelated case, a North Carolina man entered a guilty plea to a single count of possession of a controlled substance.

Edward Jasper Calhoun, 60, of the 1500 block of NC Highway 325, Hobbsville, pled guilty to the charge as part of a plea deal reached.

In a summary of evidence, on Feb. 21, Calhoun was pulled over for a traffic stop in Charles City. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected the odor of marijuana and conducted a search of the vehicle. The inspection yielded the discovery of six oxycodone pills inside a gym bag. When questioned if he had a prescription, Calhoun said he did. However, no evidence or information was provided to check his story and he was arrested.

Calhoun received a five-year sentence with all time suspended on the conviction.