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Arrests in Galax include drug possession charges

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By Shannon Watkins

Staff Reports

Galax police handled two cases involving drug possession last week.

On March 8, Officer Aaron Willard observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Once Willard stopped the vehicle, Officer Eduardo Mata arrived to back him up, according to a Galax Police Department report.

After a brief investigation, Logan P. Malloy, 19, of Charlotte, N.C. was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana. He was transported to the New River Valley Regional Jail and held with a $1,500 bond.

No photo was available for Malloy.

On March 5, Sgt. Jody Poole, along with officers Jason Hawks and Sarah Patton, were dispatched to Turman Hardwood Flooring about a person acting suspiciously.

They located a person matching the description at the West Galax Mini Mart, according to the report. After speaking with John J. Brown, 46, of Fries, officers charged him with being intoxicated in public and possession of a controlled substance.

He is being held at the regional jail without bond.