Man Charged with Drug Dealing

Man Charged with Drug Dealing

Fairfax County police have charged a 20-year-old Chantilly man with six counts of drug dealing. He is Rufas Timothy Brinn of 14256 Glade Spring Drive.

In a Jan. 19 affidavit for a warrant to search his house for possible evidence of ecstasy distribution, a narcotics detective with the police department's Organized Crime Division explained the case against him. Centre View is not revealing the detective's name, since he was working undercover.

According to the affidavit, during December 2005, authorities developed information that Brinn was allegedly "a large supplier of ecstasy in the Northern Virginia area." The document further states that, in January, the detective learned of drug deals reportedly involving the Chantilly man.

On Jan. 19, Brinn was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute two pounds of marijuana. In the affidavit, the detective wrote that, "Persons who traffic in ecstasy do keep records and documents to ensure a continued supply of customers and source of supply, as well as money."

In addition, he noted that such people generally keep "financial records reflecting amounts and kinds of illegal/controlled substances purchased, with amounts paid and received." And usually, he added, they also have drug paraphernalia on hand.

The warrant was executed Jan. 20, and authorities seized records and documents, as well as "white residue" in plastic bags and containers. And from between some mattress cushions in the home, they seized a shotgun and a "crack pipe."

Besides his other two charges, Brinn was also charged with four counts of possession with intent to distribute ecstasy. He was released from the Adult Detention Center on Jan. 26 on $24,000 bond. He has a March 27 court date.