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Search for stolen property leads to drug arrest in Prince William

One man was arrested and two were being sought by police after a search for stolen property turned up four pounds of marijuana, Prince William County Police said.

Charles Omus Deeds III, 35, of the 11700 block of Lakeway Drive, was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm with narcotics and conspiracy to distribute marijuana, police said Monday.

Two other men are being sought, and police said they are believed to be armed and dangerous. Charles Omus Deeds Jr., 60, faces the same charges as Deeds III, while Daniel Matthew Deeds, 34, is wanted for possession with the intent to distribute but has not been charged.

Police would not provide details about the relationships between the men but said they lived in the same house, one of a handful that sit on a narrow, winding road through the woods outside Manassas.

Police went to the house to execute a search warrant for stolen property, according to Officer Jonathan L. Perok, a county police spokesman. They discovered four pounds of marijuana; cocaine; heroin; multiple firearms, including rifles and handguns; and cash, police said.

The marijuana was found in Deeds III’s bedroom and an adjoining room, according to court papers. Deeds III admitted that the items were his and that he had been selling marijuana, court papers said.

Daniel Deeds was arrested in 2002 for possession of marijuana, according to court records, but the charge was amended to possession of paraphernalia, and he was fined. Police described him as about 6 feet tall and weighing 210 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Charles Deeds Jr. was described as a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. Police said he is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds.

Charles Deeds III is being held without bond. His court date was set for July 27.


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