Two Albemarle County residents face drug and gun charges in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Albemarle County Police Department Patrol Division and the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement task force.
According to Albemarle County District Court records, Jesus Martinez Morris, 23, has been charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute greater than 100 grams of Schedule II methamphetamine, one count of possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule I or II substance and one count of possession of a firearm by non-violent felon.
The records also show Krystal Michelle Houchens, 34, is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute greater than 100 grams of Schedule II methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule II drug.
They were arrested Wednesday after county and JADE officers executed a search warrant in the 6000 block of Plank Road. Police also seized an estimated 10 pounds of methamphetamine valued at $200,000 (with a street value of $440,000), two shotguns, a rifle and a handgun, according to a news release.
Morris and Houchens are currently being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. They are both slated for court hearings Feb. 27. Photos of the arrestees were not available by press time.