New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 30, 2020

Duo connected to drug transaction in Eltham plead guilty in New Kent Circuit Court

By Andre Jones | September 21, 2020 4:32 pm

Two individuals involved with a drug transaction in the Eltham part of New Kent entered guilty pleas as part of agreements reached Monday in New Kent Circuit Court.

Brandi Dawn Collins, 47, of Topping, entered a guilty plea to one count of distribution of a controlled substance as part of a plea deal. One charge each of distribution of a controlled substance and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance was dropped.

Co-defendant David James Davis, 36, of Waterview, entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of being an accessory after the fact to drug distribution (originally distributing a controlled substance). One charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance was dismissed as part of an agreement.

On Jan. 31, the Twin Rivers Drug Task Force set up a controlled drug buy at the 7-Eleven in Eltham after receiving information. During the buy, a confidential informant purchased methamphetamine from Collins. Surveillance identified Collins as the seller of the illegal substance. Davis was the driver of the vehicle during the transaction.

Under the agreement, Collins received a 10-year jail sentence with eight years, eight months suspended (one year, four months to serve) on the distribution conviction. Under Davis’ agreement, he received a 12-month sentence on the misdemeanor accessory after the fact conviction, with three months suspended (nine months to serve).

In afternoon circuit court matters:

–Jose Cervantes, 45, of the 1300 block of Pine Cone Circle, Virginia Beach, entered guilty pleas to one count each of felony eluding of police and misdemeanor DUI (first offense) as part of a plea agreement.

In a summary of evidence, on Dec. 24, 2019 a Virginia State Trooper was traveling on Interstate 64 westbound when a car approached him from the rear at a high rate of speed. The trooper activated his radar and registered a reading of 103 miles per hours in a posted 70 miles per hour zone. When the trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the driver, later identified as Cervantes, sped up. The officer pulled alongside Cervantes and gestured for him to slow down, but the defendant refused. Spike strips were deployed, and the defendant’s vehicle eventually came to a stop. When the officer questioned Cervantes about why he was running, he noticed confusion on the defendant’s face along with erratic and odd behavior. Under suspicion of possible intoxication, a blood test was taken, with the result yielding information that Cervantes had drugs in his system at the time of his arrest.

Under the agreement, Cervantes received a five-year jail sentence with three years, nine months suspended on the felony eluding charge. All 12 months on the misdemeanor DUI charge were suspended.

–Terrence Doran Delaney, 35, of the 14000 block of Rockahock Road, entered into a plea agreement with a plea of guilt to one count of possession of a Schedule I/II drug.

In a summary of evidence, on Dec. 13, 2019, a New Kent deputy went to Delaney’s resident with a capias for his arrest. After the defendant was taken into custody, he told the officers that he had drugs in his possession. A search recovered three small bags of substance, later identified as cocaine.

Delaney received a three year jail sentence with all time suspended on the possession charge. He also received a 12-month jail sentence with all time suspended after being found guilty on a misdemeanor charge of use of profane language through a communication device after a contested trial.

–Jeremy Scott Freeman, 46, of the 8800 block of Richmond Road West, Toano, pled guilty to one count of possession of a Schedule I/II drug as part of a plea deal. An additional charge of a felony pretrial violation was dropped.

In a summary of evidence, on Feb. 6 a traffic stop was conducted on Route 60 (Pocahontas Trail) near Riverside drive. Freeman, who identified himself to the officer as the driver, confessed that he had an arrest warrant out of James City County. After Freeman was taken into custody, a search of his vehicle uncovered several items with residue on them. That residue was later identified as methamphetamine, triggering the charge and eventual conviction of the defendant.

Under the agreement, Freeman received a three-year jail sentence with all time suspended.

–One charge of possession of a Schedule I/II substance lodged against Christopher Milton Golderos, 42, of the 12000 block of Old Telegraph Road, Providence Forge, was dropped after the defendant produced a valid subscription for the substance that dated around the time of the alleged offense.