A Culpeper man was arrested Thursday following a drug bust in the town of Culpeper. 

The Culpeper Town Police Department Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100-block of Spring Street following an extensive multi-agency drug investigation involving the distribution of cocaine and other drugs within the Town of Culpeper.

During the search warrant, suspected cocaine, marijuana, marijuana edibles, LSD, and other forms of narcotics were seized from the residence. The search warrant also resulted in cash connected to drug distribution being seized. During this seizure, the Street Crimes Unit seized cocaine and other narcotics with a total street value of approximately $6,000.

As a result of the search warrant, the Culpeper Police Department arrested Patrick Daniel Porterfield Close, 28, of Culpeper.

Close was charged with felony possession with intent to distribute-cocaine, felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and felony possession of a controlled substance. Close is currently being held without bond at the Culpeper County Jail on these charges.

The Culpeper Police Department was assisted by the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police Blue Ridge Narcotics Gang Task Force during this multi-agency investigation and search warrant today.

“We are thankful for the continued partnership with the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office ACE Team and Virginia State Police in helping our agency in the fight to keep these dangerous drugs off of the streets of Culpeper” said Culpeper Chief Chris Jenkins. “The Culpeper Police Department will continue with extra enforcement and deploy resources to arrest illegal drug distributors within our community. I would like to commend the Culpeper Police Department Street Crimes Unit on their hard work in this case."

This is an active and on-going investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Street Crimes Unit Lieutenant Jeff Dodson at 540-829-5526.


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I knew this kid from back in high school. He was always doing degenerate things such as this even back then, despite his dad being the district attorney of Culpeper at the time. I feel bad for his parents, but he got what was coming to him. Don't feel bad for him at all.

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