Drug bust benefits Louisa law enforcement

Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

A Gordonsville man pleaded guilty in Louisa County Circuit Court on Wednesday, May 21 to possession with intent to sell cocaine and being a nonviolent felon in possession of a gun.

Maurice C. Dooms, 41 was sentenced to 15 years, with all but four years and six months suspended. Dooms entered into a written plea agreement with the Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

The court agreed to a forfeiture of the weapons, money and drugs found at Dooms’ residence while law enforcement searched his home under a search warrant.

A Glock 21 and Remington 1100 shotgun, with all ammunition, is to be given to law enforcement for their use as long as the guns maintain a valid law enforcement purpose. When the guns no longer furnish that purpose, they are to be destroyed by order of the court.

The search also turned up $5,107 at the residence, along with three large Ziplock and two plastic bags containing 34 grams of cocaine. A digital scale and a plastic white spoon were also found in a purple cloth bag.

The forfeiture will allow the seized funds to be used by Louisa County law enforcement, and the drugs will be destroyed.

To read the entire story, see the May 29 edition of The Central Virginian.

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