Police carried out a search warrant on Progress Street Tuesday that involved the New River Valley Drug Task Force.
The warrant was carried out around 9 a.m. to the residents of 615 Progress Street between Giles and Turner Street. According to neighbors, five males and two women in their mid 20s were escorted from the home, cuffed and seated in a line on the front lawn.
LaDale Winling, a resident of the street, was bringing his son to daycare when he witnessed the commotion occurring on Tuesday morning. Winling just recently moved to the street this past summer, but noted that it had always been very calm. “There’s been very little activity or commotion in the area since I’ve moved in,” he said.
Winling wasn’t familiar with the tenants of the house, but had noticed that some of the windows in the house had been painted with orange and maroon paint, which prevented anyone from being able to see into the house.
No names were released due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, however one subject has been confirmed arrested according to Tim Stuart of the Virginia State Police.