Caroline business owner arrested on cocaine charges
A Bowling Green business owner is in jail with no bond on drug charges. The Caroline Sheriff’s Office says 47-year old Keone Pierce of Woodford was stopped for a traffic violation late Wednesday afternoon. Caroline narcotics investigators have been investigating Pierce since last February after receiving information that he was allegedly involved in the distribution of cocaine.
The Caroline Sheriff’ Office says once the identity of Pierce was confirmed, Master Deputy Williams asked Pierce to step out of the vehicle while Lieutenant Nutter, narcotics investigators Sergeant Wright and Investigator Sadler, along with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and CCSO K9 Ike, began their search of his vehicle.
As a result of the traffic stop, investigators recovered approximately $2,000 worth of cocaine. Pierce was then transported to Pamunkey Regional Jail while a search warrant was executed on his residence. While conducting the search warrant, investigators recovered approximately $50,000 worth of suspected cocaine and crack cocaine, approximately $15,000 in cash, and approximately $4,500 worth of marijuana. Once Pierce was at the jail, a more thorough search was conducted and additional cocaine was recovered on his person worth approximately $2,000.
Sheriff Lippa stated, “I am so proud of Lieutenant Nutter, Sergeant Wright, Investigator Sadler, Deputy Williams, and K9 Ike, along with our partners at the DEA. They are all vital in our constant goal to make Caroline County a safer place to live, work, and raise a family.”
Pierce is being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail, with no bond, for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. Additional charges are pending. Keone Pierce is the owner of Fat Assault Boot Camp in Bowling Green.
If anyone has any information regarding Pierce, they are asked to call the CCSO at (804) 633-5400. If you wish to remain anonymous please call our tip-line at (804) 633-1133 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. You can also text your information to CRIMES (274637), using the keyword “iTip” or send us your tip online at www.780-1000.com. You will remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.