Cases against former officer won't proceed

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HILLSVILLE — Charges of possession of illegal drugs and guns against a former Pulaski police officer who lives in Carroll County have been withdrawn, but that's not necessarily an end to the case, court officials say.

Christopher Franklin Bond, 33, had faced charges in both Wythe and Carroll counties from June 11 and 12, respectively, after Virginia State Police accused him of having shown up "at a drug transaction and attempted to purchase drugs" at a residence in Wythe.

State police originally charged Bond, of 7089 Coulson Church Rd. in Carroll, with attempting to purchase methamphetamine, a felony; attempting to purchase the painkiller Loritab and possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors, on June 11.

After members of the Twin County Drug Task Force and the state police searched Bond's home June 12, they additionally charged him with possession of a schedule II drug and schedule II drug with a firearm, both felonies.

Bond resigned from the Pulaski Police Department after these charges were filed.

Court records from both counties show that all five charges have been declared "nolle prosequi," meaning the court action will not proceed any further.

However, Carroll County Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Goad indicated there may be further consideration on the charges in Carroll, though he did not specify what that may be.

"We're still evaluating the case," he said.