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Search Yields Drugs

<bt>A search of home in Sterling last week led to the arrest of a wanted man and uncovered cocaine, marijuana and a hallucinogenic.

The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit conducted a search of a home in the 1030 block of Margate Court on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Sterling. An investigation led members of the unit to the home after they learned a resident of the home was a possible source of narcotics in Loudoun County. A controlled buy was set up between members of the Vice/Narcotics Unit and the suspect.

Nigel Hurtault, 24, exited the home and was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Recovered from Hurtault’s possession were cash and several eight balls of cocaine. A search warrant was conducted on the residence. Seized from the home were 39 grams of cocaine, 150 grams of marijuana and 50 grams of mushrooms.

Hurtault was wanted on a capias — process issued by the court instructing law enforcement to take a defendant into custody after failing to appear in court — stemming from narcotics related charges issued by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Leesburg Police Department. He was also wanted in Maryland on a failure to appear for a possession with intent to distribute cocaine charge.

Hurtault was charged Thursday with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The investigation continues and further charges are pending. He remains held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

<sh>Teen Found

<bt>The Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 17-year-old Ashburn teenager wanted in connection with a domestic related shooting that occurred on October 24, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The teenage suspect turned himself in Nov. 2 and is charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and discharge a firearm inside a dwelling. His name is withheld because he is a juvenile. The suspect was being detained at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.

<sh>Missing Man Found

<bt>The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office located an 18-year-old Sterling man who had been missing since Oct. 19.

Ahmed A. Ibrahim, 18, was last seen in Fairfax County. He was reported missing to Loudoun authorities on Oct. 20. He was located in Washington, D.C.

<sh>Centreville Teen Arrested

<bt>A Centreville resident was taken into custody Thursday, Nov. 1, in connection with the September shooting at an Ashburn apartment complex.

Members of the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office Gang Intelligence Unit and the Fairfax County Police Department conducted and served a search warrant at a residence on Rosemallow Circle in Centreville.

According to the Sheriff's Office, taken into custody was Sean Thomas Paschall, 18. He is charged with two counts of gang participation, two counts of malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

Paschall is charged in connection with the Sept. 21 assault of two victims, ages 16 and 19, in the parking lot of the Ashburn Meadows apartment complex, located in the 21000 block of Lowry Park Terrace. The victims fled the scene and ran to a nearby apartment where the suspect allegedly discharged a firearm into the door of the residence. No one was injured by the gunshot.

A week after the incident two other suspects, Ever M. Flores, 18, and Francisco R. Flores, 18, were charged with two counts of malicious wounding.

Since the incident, the Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Deputy assigned to Ashburn Village worked with the management of the Ashburn Meadows Apartment complex to evict several residents involved in the Sept. 21 incident.

All three suspects charged in the case remain held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

<sh>Fire Accidental

<bt>The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that an apartment fire that occurred Tuesday, Oct. 30, around 1:30 p.m. was accidental in nature. The fire, located at 20042 Coltsfoot Terrace in Ashburn, was caused when discarded smoking materials ignited combustible materials located on the outside balcony. Damage was limited to the second and third floor balconies and is estimated at $30,000. A passing volunteer firefighter from the Ashburn Fire Company spotted the fire and called 9-1-1.

Fire companies from Ashburn, Leesburg and Sterling responded to the 1:30 p.m. fire and were on the scene for approximately two hours. There were no injuries reported to either civilian or emergency response personnel.

The Fire Marshal’s Office wishes to remind residents to be cautious in the disposal of smoking materials. Such materials should be placed only in approved containers. Never put matches, ashes and cigarettes or cigars in plastic or other combustible containers.